Last year it was the cactus Christmas tree, this year the latest living Christmas tree to take the internet by storm is a succulent Christmas tree.
These fleshy, textural green beauties are the perfect small-scale Christmas tree solution to create yourself or order from your local florist. Coming in myriad colours from soft sage green through to mauve and earthy browns and oranges, the size of your Christmas succulent tree is up to you - whether a mini version for your sideboard or dining table, or going all out with an oversized beauty like this gigantic example currently trending online:
Or these little beauties on Pinterest:
Learn how to make your own with Better Homes and Gardens’ Graham Ross here.
Create a festive sideboard:
Or a sunshine succulent Christmas tree:
We love is that it’s a home-grown, natural option that you can not only create yourself, but you can dismantle it at the end of Christmas and replant the succulents into a brand new garden or table arrangement.
As time passes, your succulents are likely to stretch and grow towards the sun – pulling away from the base and altering your Christmas tree shape. Since they only need a light misting and plenty of direct sunlight to keep them looking lush, this is the perfect solution to dressing your summer entertaining table that will last the entire season! The lovely Tara Dennis has some great ideas here to do just that.
Your succulent babies will live on all year, making this the gift that keeps on giving!
What sort of living Christmas tree are you making this year?
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