Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via popsugar

Succulents can adapt themselves to live in small areas. All they need is the sun, enough nutrients, and minimal water. It is so easy to plant them in different pots and create a lovely environment around. Today, I have a great decoration idea for summer lovers. If you love to live by the sea, or if you miss the sea, planting your little succulents to a seashell succulent planter is the best idea! You can bring the summer beach mood into your apartment for all year long 😊 It is not only a decoration for your home but also a great party theme! You can plant many succulents in a seashell and use as a table centerpiece. It is so simple with a few ingredients only!

What you need for a seashell succulent planter:

  • Succulent plants
  • Seashells
  • Soil
  • Water
Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via walmart


Seashells are very affordable and easy to get. You can find various of seashells online in different shapes and sizes. If you live close to the sea, many shops would also sell some seashells. You can start planting with a small or big seashell depending on how you want your decoration to be at the end. Before starting to plant, make sure that seashell is clean and ready.


For this specific decoration, you will need a small size succulent. For example, echeveria’s and hybrid aloe’s can be good choices. If you need help with the selection of succulent types, please check the succulent types we have!

Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via Facebook


If you want your succulents to live longer, selecting soil type is crucial. Succulents love well-drained soil mixture. The best succulent soil supposes to capture enough water for their need and excess water should dry out for protecting the roots from rotting. If they expose to wet soil for a long time, their roots will develop black stem rot due to the excess water.  You can learn more about the best succulent soil with this article: How to prepare well-draining soil for succulent plants.

Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via Pinterest


For all the plants, water is life! However, be careful and don’t overwater your succulents. Especially if you are planting in such a small area- in a seashell succulent planter. Succulents in general, don’t need too much water. You can open a hole on the seashell, so the excess water will drain through that hole. With this way, you can get rid of the excess water and prevent your plant from rotting. The watering method is very important to keep your succulent healthy. The best way of watering is soak and dry method for the succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via zulily

After planting, you should place the seashell succulent planter sunny place with lots of sunlight. Succulents in general love full sun. You can create a cosy corner in your outdoor garden. If it is an indoor succulent, windowsill can be a good choice to place the succulent plant.

You can use many seashells and create a nice seashell succulent planter corner in your home. Lately, succulents are very popular as a decoration idea. You can combine different sizes of seashells and different succulent types to have a colorful decoration. 

It is the new trend for weddings, celebrations, and bridal showers. If you are preparing a celebration soon, have a look at our Succulent Bridal Shower article.

Seashell Succulent Planter Ideas

Picture via totallythebomb

Let me know how your decorations look! You can send me your new seashell succulent planter and I will gladly share them on my social media! Besides, if you have any questions about planting or decorating, comment below so we can brainstorm together.

Flowered succulents
How to propagate powder puff cactus
Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Guide
succulents winter