Michelle asked how many plants would fit into a shallow dish. Here is her question:
I have a shallow clay pot that is 5.5 inches high and 12.5 inches wide. I have some 4inch succulents. How many should I plant in my pot?
My answer is here;
As you can see from the pictures, you can cram in a lot of
succulents to any container, the more the better. If a full, lush look
is what you're after, then you can put at least six or seven of the four
If you mound the center of the soil in the pot, and add some rocks to make a higher area, then you can put even more.
on the whole, do not need a ton of soil; in fact, in many of my crafts
they basically have a tiny root ball. That's it. Of course, they need a
bit more watering to keep them plumped up, but they are quite happy.
Generally, their roots are fine and hair like, and they glean the moisture that falls on the surface of the soil, rather than delving down to the bottom of the pot. This means that they don't need deep soil to survive.
technique that you can use is to cut off the plants at the base of
their stems, and place them really close together, not even planting
them at all. They will root in on their own.
Hope this helps,