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Plants or No Plants?
Before creating your sand scene, determine whether you’d like it to be strictly decorative or double as a home for a live plant. Keep in mind that only air plants will survive in just sand alone while cacti and succulents will require certain soils and containers.
Sunlight: All three plants should be placed close to a window with bright light, though not in direct sunlight.
Soil: Cacti and succulents will need to be potted in a special potting mix that can be found at home and garden stores. Air plants may simply rest in sand.
Water: When choosing containers for your cacti or succulents, they must allow for drainage since sitting water will cause roots to rot. Watering for each plant varies:
Choosing the Right Container
If you plan to include cacti or succulents as part of your sand scene, a container or pot with drainage is best. Simply layer sand atop your soil for a beach-like feel. For air plants or decorative scenes, you’re open to many more options:
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To bring the essence of the ocean to your scene, try adding a few of these items:
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Uses for Your Sand Scene
Now that you know how to create your sand scene, tell us what you’ll put in yours to make it unique by posting a comment below.
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