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How To: Create a Succulent Arrangement

A cake stand and some florist’s moss provide a simple foundation for this stunning succulent display that works great as a centerpiece.

Fri, 24 May 2013|

A cake stand and some florist’s moss provide a simple foundation for this stunning display that works great as a centerpiece. First, you’ll want to gather a variety of succulents and roses. We especially love the “Black Beauty” roses, but really any kind works great. Next, line the surface of a footed cake stand with moistened florist’s moss. Soak a 3- or 4-inch cube of florist’s foam in water, then place it in the center of the cake stand on top of the moss. The saturated foam anchors the arrangement while keeping the flowers hydrated. Now it’s time to add the blossoms. Trim your rose stems to 2 inches and insert into the top of the foam cube, creating a tight cluster that overlaps the edges. Tuck your succulent rosettes around the foam. Continue to tuck in succulents until the sides of the foam cube are concealed. Cut the succulent heads as though they were flowers, making sure to anchor the stems in the foam, if necessary, so the rosettes face outward. In just a few minutes time, you’ll have this eye-catching display to show off at your next outdoor gathering.