This video, provided by Garden Answer, contains a tutorial on how to grow succulents in a planter filled with attractive layers of decorative sand.
A glass planter that holds succulents above several distinct layers of colored sand looks stunning. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult to provide the plants with a good growing environment while keeping the sand neat. Watch the video to learn the trick to getting it right.
It turns that the secret is to have the succulents actually growing in a smaller planter, which is then surrounded by gorgeous layers of sand. This allows the sand layers to look pretty without interference from water or plant roots.
The entire process is shown from start to finish, with plenty of speeded-up timelapse sequences. Most needed tools turn out to be common household items. A simple piece of paper that is appropriately stiff turns out to be the key to arranging the sand into neat, distinct layers. Try watching the video today to see exactly how this works.