With some colorful succulent varieties, plus a little moss and glue, this pumpkin succulent centerpiece comes together in minutes, and you can enjoy it all season long. Your succulent pumpkin centerpiece will look just as gorgeous sitting on a porch as it will on a dining room table.
- Cinderella pumpkin – a great pumpkin for its ridges and flat center surface
- A variety of indoor succulents – You’ll want, 2-3 rosette shaped succulents, one large one for the center. Choose a variety for color, texture, height and shape. Choose 2″ and 4″ succulents. You can also add color and interest with leaves and pine cones. Jodi added Dusty Miller to her centerpiece. A total of 6-8 succulents, depending on the size of your pumpkin.
- Moss – Sphagum, spanish or moss from your garden.
- Glue gun (with glue sticks) or tacky glue
- Scissors or pruners
Let’s Get Started
1.Remove the pumpkin stem.
2. Glue the moss onto the center of your pumpkin.
3. Trim the roots of the large succulent you’ll be using as your focal point. Glue it towards the center. Remove any excess soil before gluing.
4. Work your way from the center out to the edge of your pumpkin. Tuck succulents into each other.
5. Gently but firmly press your succulents into the moss.
Tips & Care
- Let your centerpiece dry before moving.
- If keeping indoors, spritz the base of the succulents with a spray bottle at least once a week.
- If you live in the PNW and have it on your porch, move it indoors at the first frost and it should last through Thanksgiving.
- Try to give your centerpiece a couple hours of sunlight per day or locate it near a window.
- Once the pumpkin begins to deteriorate, you can cut out the center section and repot the succulents in a permanent container and have a new indoor succulent arrangement.
- Use cactus soil when you transplant them.
- If your succulents are hardy outdoor succulents, transplant them to your garden in the spring.