Succulent Pumpkin

Looking for new and fun ways to display your pumpkins this year? How about combining succulents with pumpkins? Sounds weird, right?! Give it a try. You will be surprised how pretty they are!

Materials needed:

  • Pumpkin (pick one that’s flatter on top and with minimal stem)
  • Variety of succulents
  • Decorative moss
  • Spray adhesive
  • Tacky gel glue or hot glue gun and sticks
  • Scissors
  • Gardening gloves
  • Butcher paper or newspaper
  • Paper towels


To create:

  • Wipe down the pumpkin with a wet paper towel to get rid of any dust or dirt. Let it dry before continuing.
  • Lay down butcher paper or newspaper in the area you’re going to create your succulent pumpkin. Put on gloves to protect your skin from the decorative moss and glue.
  • Coat the top of the pumpkin with spray adhesive and attach the moss in portions. Press down on the moss to ensure that it sticks to the pumpkin.
  • Trim any excessive moss.
  • Remove the succulents from the containers and brush off any excessive soil. Use your scissors to cut the stems diagonally, leaving approximately ¼ inch of stem on each succulent.
  • Let your succulent pumpkin dry for 24 hours before watering.

To care:

  • Place your succulent pumpkin in a dry area with good air circulation.
  • To prevent the bottom of your succulent pumpkin from deteriorating, make sure it is resting on a dry surface. Once a week, check for any excessive moisture and dry with a paper towel.
  • Mist your pumpkin with water daily.
  •  Succulent pumpkins should last you through the holiday season. Once your pumpkin starts to deteriorate, you can repurpose the top of the pumpkin in a container or garden bed.

Provided by Cornelius Nursery – Calloways


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