Succulent Christmas Trees: The Festive Trend We’re Loving!

Succulents. So hot right now. We cannot enter a homewares shop and NOT buy at least one succulent.

Bunnings, BigW, Kmart, and Target have all jumped on board the succulent train, and it’s full steam ahead into the festive season.

But Esty and Insta are the places to be when it comes to festive succulent Christmas trees. We have uncovered a few of our very fave festive succulent trees, and they are #SucculentGoals.  

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Source: Etsy @Terracotta Corner FL

Deck the halls with succulents

Etsy seller Terracotta Corner FL specialise in all things succulents, but it’s their succulent Christmas trees and Christmas wreaths that have us pining for Christmas.

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Source: Etsy @Terracotta Corner FL

Too cute!! And the wreath below – LOVE!

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Source: Etsy @Terracotta Corner FL

These Christmas trees are made to order and cost around $200 for a 30cm tree. They don’t ship to Australia though, so you’ll just have to admire from afar for now.

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Source: Etsy @Terracotta Corner FL

Another Etsy company, Riley’s Oasis also has a collection of succulent Christmas trees, including their smaller trees for #272 and their large trees with lights for $397.

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Source: Etsy @Riley’s Oasis

Okay, so $400 for a succulent tree might be a little out of our budget, right? And considering these companies don’t ship to Australia, it looks like we may need to try DIY to make our succulent Christmas tree dreams come true.

Here’s how to make your own:

DIY Succulent Christmas Tree

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Source: Instagram @Nature.Reflections

You’ll need:

  • Small cone frame (you can buy these or make your own using chicken wire)
  • Sphagnum moss (available at Bunnings)
  • Geotextile fabric or breathable liner
  • A collection of succulent cuttings or potted succulents
  • Succulent potting mix
  • Decorations of your choosing (star for the top, fake berries, lights, pine cones, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Bucket or a shallow pot or bowl
Succulent Christmas tree
Source: Instagram @debbiekennedyevents

Here’s how to make one:

  • Presoak your sphagnum moss in a bucket of water.
  • Cut and line inside of your cone with the geotextile fabric. Make sure the edges overlap.
  • Stuff your moss inside the cone, getting rid of excess water.
  • Place your cone frame into the pot.
  • Line the sides with sphagnum moss.
  • Plant your larger succulents into the pot and add potting mix.
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Source: Instagram @SucculentCity
  • Cut small slits into the fabric and insert the large or medium succulents into the material.
  • To keep the succulents in place, add extra moss.
  • Repeat until you’ve used all your succulents.
  • Fill any gaps with your decorative items and add a star to the top, if you’d like.
  • Stand back and admire your DIY perfection!
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Source: Instagram @thriftysucculents

More succulent Christmas tree inspo

Head to Insta, and you’ll find even more Christmas tree cuteness!

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Source: Instagram @ItsaSucculentworld
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Source: Instagram @beorganic_sa

There are so many options for these adorable little trees too – small ones look great as a table centrepiece, but we also love the idea of placing larger ones outside to spruce up your outdoor area.

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Source: Instagram @SucculentCity
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Source: Instagram @livingbunch_hire

Will you be trying this Christmas decoration trend this year?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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