Indoor plants are a nice way to bring the outdoors into your home. I enjoy growing low-maintenance house plants such as cactus and succulents in my kitchen. One of the challenges with maintaining indoor potted plants is that the potting soil gets old. I refreshed one of my plants with new soil, a layer of rocks to secure the soil, and some colored decorative rocks. Here are some tips about how to arrange indoor plants and give them a new look!
This summer I bought a potted hibiscus plant and I planted it in our garden, only to discover that hibiscus plants need warm temperatures to grow. I re-potted the hibiscus and added it to my collection of indoor plants, which consequently allows the plant to grow and thrive all winter!
How to Arrange Indoor Plants
It’s helpful to re-pot indoor plants every few seasons. You can also refresh your indoor plants by adding a layer of new potting soil or enriched garden dirt to the pot. Additionally, you can add some nutrients into the soil by feeding your plants with plant food.
A potted plant with bare dirt isn’t very attractive, and the dirt can easily spill over the sides of the pot and get everywhere. Easily spruce up your indoor potted plants by adding a layer of rocks on top of the dirt. You can choose from decorative gravel in various colors or simple black gravel.
I selected a mixture of gravel from our driveway and covered the dirt with a thin layer of small rocks. When you water the plant, gravel allows the water to seep into the plant through its roots, while keeping the potting soil in place within the pot. The layer of gravel also discourages house cats from digging around in the dirt.
I took my decorative potted plant project a step further and included a variety of crystals and polished gems. My kids love collecting these rocks but they often end up scattered on the floor. A potted plant is a perfect place to display colorful rock collections!
Decorate a Potted Plant with Colored Rocks
These tips will teach you how to arrange indoor plants in a unique way! For this project you’ll need the following materials.
- Indoor plant
- Large pot
- Potting soil or garden dirt
- Decorative rocks (medium to small gravel)
- Colorful polished rocks, quartz and crystals
First, cover the bottom of the pot with a thin layer of gravel to allow the soil to drain when the plant is watered.
Next, fill the pot with potting soil and plant the indoor house plant in the pot. Situate the plant and add enough dirt around the plant to fill the entire pot. Gently pat the dirt down.
Wash the gravel to remove any dust or dirt, which will make it look dingy. Cover the dirt in the potted house plant with a generous layer of gravel.
Finally, top off the layer of gravel with decorative colored rocks, natural crystals and polished gemstones. As a result, this decorative potted plant project is a great way to display your rock collection!
Easily spruce up your potted plants and keep the potting soil in the pot where it belongs by covering the dirt with a layer of gravel, crystals and polished gemstones. It’s easy to learn how to arrange indoor plants to match your personal decorating style.
You can customize this project to refresh an indoor plant with colored rocks using any color or style of rocks. I love including a few low-maintenance potted plants in my home decor and adding a touch of nature to our home decorating style. Additionally, indoor plants are a natural source of oxygen. This gorgeous project is a simple way to arrange indoor plants and create an eye-catching botanical display!
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Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.