Simple moss and glue come together to make a long-lasting autumn display. When planting a succulent pumpkin, aim for an abundant look with a pleasing blend of colors and textures.
What You Need
- Pumpkin (a pumpkin that's flatter on top works best)
- Spray adhesive
- Clear gel crafts glue
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Variety of succulents
Succulent Pumpkin Care
Protect a succulent-topped pumpkin from harsh sun, excessive heat, freezing temperatures, and rain. Good air circulation is essential. Placing any pumpkin -- including a carved jack-o'-lantern -- atop a ¼-inch-thick piece of cardboard will keep moisture from collecting underneath, preventing the pumpkin from rotting prematurely.
Spritz the plants once a week to moisten the moss and hydrate any new little roots that might have formed. Avoid letting water pool around the pumpkin's stem.
Treat the composition as you would treat a houseplant. Give it bright, indirect light by setting it near a window indoors or on a sheltered deck or balcony. Keep it away from heaters.
To transition the succulents to a more permanent home, slice the top off the pumpkin and nestle the arrangement atop good soil in a flowerpot or a frost-free garden bed.
Create a grouping that offers variety and beautifully complements your decor by topping several winter squash with succulents. In addition to orange, consider dark green, gray-green, white, striped, and mottled.