There are some little antiques doodads that I just can’t pass up buying no matter how useless they are in a modern house. Take egg cups. They are just the cutest little things in the whole world, but how often are going to actually make soft boiled eggs and sit there with your little spoon and act fancy at your kitchen table? I mean, maybe once in a blue moon, but not enough for me to justify my shameless collection of them. I’ve since started to use mine as planters for those itty bitty potted succulents that I’m always buying (and sometimes killing) at the local garden shop. Plus, they would make truly adorable party favors.
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What you’ll need:
- Egg cup
- a handful of pebbles
- small succulent
1. Bring along you egg cups to your local nursery to help gauge sizing. The smaller of my two succulents came in an 1 ½” pot.
2. Dropping several pebbles in the bottom of your cup adds layer for drainage, as there are no holes in the bottom. Gently remove your plants from their pots and loosen the roots. I separated one little succulent to plant in my smallest egg cup.
3. Carefully transplant your succulents into their respective cups, using the excess soil to pat down on top of the roots.
4. As there are no holes in the bottoms you will need to be extra sure to not over water, as overly wet roots will cause rot. Pots this small will dry out frequently, however, so a small watering once a week should do the trick. Succulents generally require bright sun and to be watered just as the soil has dried from the last watering.