Caring for Dish Gardens

A dozen young, potted Dish Gardens are lined up in a greenhouse

How to Care For Dish Gardens

Dish gardens bring together plants with similar needs into a miniature landscape of lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Whether you opt for an entirely succulent dish garden (the most popular choice) or mix in a few green or flowering plants, the secret to a thriving dish garden lies in understanding and catering to the collective needs of its inhabitants.

Dish Garden Light Needs

A bright spot with indirect sunlight nurtures your dish garden without the risk of scorching. Regularly rotating the dish ensures each plant receives its share of light, promoting balanced growth. Comfortable room temperatures, away from cold drafts or direct heat sources, create an ideal environment for your dish garden to flourish.

How Often to Water Dish Gardens

Careful watering is key for succulents and dish gardens. Using a watering can or a bottle with a long, thin spout, water your garden initially twice a week, then adjust based on observation. Dry soil or changes in leaf appearance are tell-tale signs of each plant's needs. Over-watering is a common pitfall, especially in containers lacking drainage, so when in doubt, less is more.

Bring some green into your home now!

Follow these guidelines and watch your plants thrive and become cherished living decor in your home. Their vibrant color, freshness, and vitality provide daily health and well-being benefits that will make you feel like you are living in a garden paradise.