Succulents are one of the favorite plants to bring into any fairy garden. They come in a myriad of shapes, colors, forms, and sizes. But the allure and magic that they bring to any fairy garden is more of the fact that they look truly magical.
They are tiny, perfectly proportioned versions of larger plants. They’re also the ideal size to fit into various fairy gardens as on-scale plants for the surroundings. They can fit into different styles of planters and pots, so they can engender quite a bit of creativity. Gathered together into a large group of succulents, they immediately look like a tiny fairy forest on their own.
In addition, they are so simple to care for. Succulents typically don’t need too much care and attention—they are hardy little plants that will grow in all kinds of climate. They can thrive both indoors and outdoors, requiring minimal sunshine and watering to flourish.
Bring in the magic of succulents to a fairy garden with these inspirations:
This beautiful planter looks just like a tree trunk growing out of the ground, just the ancient, magical trees that have been growing for millennia. With succulents fitted into each potting area, the succulents act as the canopy of leaves to make it look like a full tree. All put together, it makes it just the perfect size for the fairies to have their very own large tree for a fairy garden. Get it at Etsy.
This lovely planter is perfect once again for succulents. Growing out of the top end of the planter, the trunk turns into a lovely green tree where the ceramic owls stand. Below them is their nest for baby owls to sit in, or fairies to move into to help them look after hatchlings. This planter is also great for keeping indoors, so your can watch out for fairies moving into the house too! Get it at the Fairy Garden.
Here’s another stump; a particularly special one. A fairy is peeking into it, perhaps knowing that magic is growing within. Stories in lands full of fairies say that fairy rings often grow where tree stumps once stand, since fairies love to go there and they are filled with magic. This stump, fit for some lovely fairylike little succulents, will look so inviting for fairies to play around in. Get it at Etsy.
Succulents are also beautiful additions to a garden if used around water. They’re the perfect foliage for putting into water as they can still continue to live and thrive with just their roots under the surface. This makes succulents ideal for this frog bowl, made of stone, which can fill pleasingly with rain water. The succulent in the bowl, peeping from the surface of the water, almost looks like a tiny water lily, fit for the frogs playing. Get the bowl at the Fairy Garden.
This breathtaking planter is absolutely perfect for decorating with succulents. It has the appearance of a broken pot, which results in the pieces turning into steps that can be filled with greenery, leading to the top where a quaint cottage is waiting. It’s the perfect little hillside for a fairy to move into, and there’s plenty of space for succulents to grow all over it, turning it into a small forest. Get it at Etsy.
Succulents are also excellent for scenes in a fairy garden, and they can be used for all kinds of things! Just look at this Totoro, a Japanese forest guardian from a famous story, pushing a wheelbarrow full of them! It looks like he’s bringing new plants to grow all over a fairy forest, adding more green into the garden around him. Get it at Etsy.
Succulents are also great for adding greenery to fairy houses. Take this lovely fairy cottage, for example. It’s the perfect tiny home for a fairy who lives in the garden, with a big yard and stone steps. The succulent looks like the perfect flowering bush. And so much more of them can be added all around the home, making it look nestled deep in the forest! Get the house at Etsy.
This is another beautiful home and just right for a fairy that lives near a lake (or even a pond, it would be the perfect size!) in a little cabin. This fishing cabin has a little brick oven near it, perfect for cooking freshly caught fish. The cabin is surrounded by the loveliest little succulents of all varieties, making it look as though it’s settled perfectly into a watery area near the lake. Get the cabin at Etsy.
Terrariums are another wonderful place to put succulents into. They form entire magical worlds within a single glass case, just like this terrarium. Made of a glass globe and filled with tiny succulents surrounding a pond and festooned with scarlet-capped mushrooms. It’s a floating home for a fairy fit for the indoors and the outdoors. Get it at Etsy.
10. The Tree Castle
As a centerpiece, a truly magical addition to any garden, here is an enchanted tree castle. A dozen fairies could be living in such a breathtaking castle in the form of a tree, with many different levels and homes within it. Decorated with all kinds of succulents on the upper branches along with the pot all around the ground beneath it, it will look like the forest castle of fairy dreams. Get the towering castle at the Fairy Garden.
Succulents are one of the easiest ways to make any fairy garden look densely populated with so many different types of greenery. Not only do they look magical and unique, but they’re also so easy to care for. Any planter full of succulents will be great for both indoor and outdoor fairy gardens, as they can live with minimal supervision and in different terrains. Add the magic of succulents to a fairy garden and make it look like its own tiny world!
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