Anything mini is automatically irresistible, like a miniature horse, coffee mug, shoe or even a paper clip! There’s a whole world of mini items that are ready to be explored by you. Out of all the mini items to choose from, our favorites are mini succulents. They fit in every nook and cranny while providing a mesmerizing display. Succulents are low maintenance as well, making them a hassle-free choice for wedding favors and wall decor.
Once you start collecting mini succulents, you might not stop! Check out our fun ideas below to display all your succulent babies.
How to Plant Mini Succulents + Growing Tips
Mini succulents are…you guessed it, a mini version of an average-sized succulent. Although, some succulents may stay small for their whole lives. For those succulents that may grow out of the miniature stage, propagating them from another one of its kind can stunt the growth. This can easily be done by breaking off a hearty leaf and sticking it in soil with a rooting compound.
Another tip to keep your succulents smaller longer is to continue to water your succulents with a mister or spray bottle and don’t put them in direct sun all day. This will keep your mini succulents thriving and adorable in size! Overall, succulents are slow-growing by nature, but you can decrease the growth rate even more by placing your mini succulents in a dry and cool area. Consult our succulent care guide to be the best plant parent ever.
The Best Mini Succulents
This is great news because all your favorite succulents have an adorable version of themselves. Some succulents work better mini than others, as some grow slower or stay small forever.
Check out a handful below.
Zebra Cactus (Haworthia)
The zebra cactus has white bumpy stripes along the fingers of its evergreen leaves. It typically doesn’t grow taller than six inches, meaning it might never grow out of the miniature stage!
Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum)
This succulent has perennial, evergreen rosettes and typically does not grow very tall. It could even stay around one inch tall its entire life! It comes in an assortment of colors and requires almost little to almost no watering. It prefers a sandy soil that drains well, plus it loves the sun.
Air Plants (Tillandsia sp.)
Air plants require no soil, which means no mess. If that wasn’t enough to convince you to get one, guess what? They can be placed anywhere too. Common uses for air plants include hanging them in wood or glass containers. The only requirement is to spray them every so often with water.
“Living Stone” Plant (Lithops)
You’ll never have to worry about this succulent turning into a grownup, this succulent likes to stay small. The “living stone” succulent has two thick leaves, with each leaf looking like a pebble. From time to time, the plant may produce a few small pups or blossoms.
Mini Succulent Arrangements Ideas
Time for the fun part — decorating with your baby succulents. There are hundreds of crafty succulent plant ideas to choose from. Some designs are very extravagant and may exceed your craftsmanship game, so we’ve compiled some unique and simple mini succulent arrangements to spruce up your home.
1. Mini Succulent Wall
A beautiful visual treat is a mini succulent wall. These succulent walls make any event or occasion a show stopper, plus they’re elegant and simple to create. Check out our guide to making your very own succulent wall.
2. Mini Succulent Fairy Garden
This is one of our favorite mini succulent arrangements since you can pretend fairies are dancing in your very own garden. Plus, you can add miniature fairy houses and building structures to bring out the magic of a fairy town.
3. Coffee Mug Succulent
Adorable for a kitchen table or counter, a mini succulent coffee mug is something you can have fun with. There are quite a few quirky coffee cups to choose from to house your new mini succulent.
4. Large Wine Glass Succulent
For vino and succulent lovers, we present you with a classy way to arrange your succulent babies. These large wine glass succulent gardens are a great finishing touch for any room and make wonderful vino lover centerpieces.
5. Mini Succulent Terrarium
Throw a succulent-themed party and create DIY succulent terrariums for everyone to take home! You can be creative and put your personal touch by using different colors of sand, mixing and matching succulents or even adding props.
6. Hanging Succulents
Air plants are most common for this succulent arrangement since they require no soil to survive, making it easy to throw some air plants in a hanging glass or wooden container. Create a gorgeous ambiance by nailing hanging succulents in the corners of rooms.
Mini Succulent Wedding and Party Ideas
Succulent parties and weddings are on the rise and they may just be the cutest parties we’ve ever seen. Your party will “suc” without succulents! Grab a few inventive ideas from below and start inviting all your plant lover friends.
7. Succulent Wedding Favors and Party Favors
Present cute little succulents as party favors for your next event! Tie them up with pretty ribbon or add a tag to thank your guests for joining you at your special celebration.
8. Succulent Centerpieces
Elegant and cheery, succulents will surely welcome anyone who takes a seat at the table. Adding garnish and ribbons around the succulents creates a wonderful display for all seated guests.
9. Mini Succulent Bouquet
Stay trendy with these spectacular succulent bouquets that are the highlight of any occasion or home decor. A plus about these succulent bouquets is they last much longer than a flower bouquet.
10. Mini Succulent Decorations
If you haven’t realized, mini succulents can be placed anywhere! Like we said earlier, they fit in every nook and cranny. Use mini succulents as napkin holders, paperweights, in wreaths and more!
11. Succulent Cake
Succulents may not be edible but they make for a lovely cake topper! For birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other succulent-themed parties, a cake decorated with succulents will hit the spot and amaze your guests.
Common Mini Succulent Questions
Have a question about your mini succulents? Check out these frequently asked questions and find your answer. If you don’t see your question, feel free to post it in the comment section below.
How long can succulents stay in small pots?
Depending on the speed of growth for each succulent type, mini succulents can remain in their small pots for anywhere between a few weeks to a few months — sometimes even years! The common signs of your baby succulent needing a bigger home are if the roots are breaking the pot or if the roots are sticking out the pot’s bottom.
How do I keep my succulents small?
By planting your succulents in small pots and placing them in a dry and cool environment, they will stay mini longer! Watering them less frequently and placing them in the indirect sun will also aid the plant to stay small.
How long do mini succulents live?
Mini succulents can stay alive for a few months and even years with proper care. The major thing to note is that some mini succulents will want to grow eventually, and may call for a larger space to thrive and stay alive.
Do succulents need deep pots?
A rule of thumb for smaller succulents is that the pot should be at least four inches deep and have a good drainage hole for water to pass through. Larger succulents may require a deeper pot to thrive, anywhere from six to eight inches.
We are off to build our collection of mini succulents, they are too adorable to resist! Mini succulents are some of the easiest plants to maintain, perfect for a snazzy gift, exquisite decoration or as a darling plant baby. If you have some creative uses of succulents, we would love to hear them in the comments below!