Christmas is coming!! So are the new ideas. As we are all succulent lovers, why not celebrate the new year with succulents? They are easy to take care since their water need is low. Succulents are a new trend for all kinds of celebrations. Nowadays, succulents are used for weddings, bridal showers, (see my article about bridal shower theme) Halloween, and Christmas!! The biggest advantage of succulents as a Christmas tree is that they come with many colors. You can combine different types to create beautiful arrangements. I will show you some examples here:

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What you need for Succulent Christmas Tree:

  • Cone frame
  • Fabric to cover the frame
  • Moss to fill the frame
  • A mix of succulents in different sizes.
  • Christmas tree decorations
  • Bucket
  • Succulent Potting Mix
  • Scissors
  • Planter

How to Build your Succulent Christmas Tree:

  • Start from filling the bucket with water and put the moss. Make sure all the moss is wet.
  • Cover the cone frame with some fabric so the body of the tree will be shaped. Make sure to cover it completely.
  • Add the moss inside of this cone framed fabric. Then put your frame into a planter.
  • Plant big sized succulents into the corners of your planter and backfill with succulent potting mixture. So it will cover the bottom. Make a small cut in the fabric and insert some small/medium-sized succulents till you cover all the frame.
  • Fill the small gaps in between with small-sized succulents.
  • Decorate with small Christmas decorations as you want.
  • All done 🙂
DIY Succulent Christmas Decorations

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Not only a Christmas tree but also a Christmas decoration!!
You can use a variety of decoration ideas for succulents that creates a wonderful display in your home whether on the windowsill, on the table, or the door. Small size succulent decors are perfect as a centerpiece that will bring your Christmas dinner a charm.
So this year it will be very fun to follow this hot trend and to prepare your home for Christmas. You can decorate your succulents with lights, ornaments, or garlands for the upcoming holidays.
Here are some ideas:

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DIY Succulent Christmas Decorations

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DIY Succulent Christmas Decorations

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Which succulent type is better to use as a succulent Christmas Decoration?

Not all of the types would be a good fit. My personal preference is to combine different sizes of succulents.

When you pick different types of succulents, you will have more freedom to create a colorful tree or decor. 

I will share with you two different Succulent Christmas Pack. Just to give you an idea, these types are my preferences as I think colors will match to create a different tree decoration. 

Succulent Christmas Tree Pack 1

Sempervivum ‘Royanum’

The first succulent type I picked for this pack is the greenest. Then the colors will change to dark. In the end, there will be a beautiful combination of succulents. You can add red or silver small-sized Christmas tree decorations to finish your tree at the end. Learn about this succulent in my article if you need more information.

Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’

This succulent type can grow indoor and outdoor. The beauty of it is that the colors change slightly as it grows. You can find detailed information about this succulent in my article. 

Sempervivum ‘Brock’

Next to the Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’, this beautiful pink rosette will create a visual show! This type is better for an advanced plant grower. It’s more of an outdoor plant, however, it can totally be used as a Christmas decoration. Click here to get more information about Sempervivum ‘Brock’.

Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Now, adding a little bit of darkness to the pink blooms are going to make your succulent decoration excellent! From green to pink, then pink to dark colors create a smooth flow from bottom to the top of your succulent Christmas Tree. That is the reason why I like Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ on this list. 

Succulent Christmas Tree Pack 2 -Echeveria

Of course, a succulent decoration wouldn’t be finished without an Echeveria pack. It comes with similar shapes and different colors so it is easy to decide which one to use when you know what colors you want to have.

Echeveria ‘Arctic Ice’

A pale green ice succulent is on this list to attract all the eyes to your DIY tree. It can be combined with both pink, red, purple, or blue succulents. As it can give you many options to pick, this succulent is my favorite to use on decorations.

Echeveria ‘Chroma’ or Echeveria ‘Azulita’

Depending on the colors you want to have, you can either go with ‘Chroma’ (red) or ‘Azulita’ (blue). Since it is Christmas I would pick the red one. On the other hand, having some blue succulents on the tree will definitely amaze your guests.

Echeveria ‘Atlantis’

This classic type will create an atmosphere of having a green tree. No matter what color theme you use, it will fit and it will help the color transition.

Echeveria ‘Colorshift’

This succulent type can be used as a big-sized succulent to plant on the bottom. It can cover the corners of the planter to give a rich composition to your decoration.

I would love to see your DIY Succulent Christmas Tree and Decorations. You can comment below, or send the photos from email/social media. Let’s have a succulent theme for this year!! 

Merry Christmas 🙂