How To Make A Succulent Turtle

Scrolling through Pinterest, I happened to see a pin featuring a topiary – it was a super cute Succulent Turtle! It was a dead-end pin, but I found who did this cute Succulent Turtle and now I share with you.

What you need to use to make a Succulent Turtle:



Step-by-step instructions from The Shade Gardener, HERE…

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23 Responses to “How To Make A Succulent Turtle”

  1. Tammy says:

    What is the head made of ? Tammy.morgan1957@gmail.com it is very cute

  2. Lynne Roland says:

    What a cute idea!

  3. Janice davis says:

    Interested in all plant designs please

  4. strawberry19622013@hotmail.com says:

    This is so awesome, I want to try to make it in my garden!!

  5. Sheila Dame says:

    I want to make this in my garden

  6. Marjie says:

    I just saw this. A friend shared it and I think I can make one this spring if my succulents survive the crazy winter we’ve had. Thanks!! 🙂 Sharing on my Facebook too!!

  7. Kim says:

    This is so awesome I’m going to make a few tomorrow for my backyard where I have four turtle ponds with 7 turtles total and one tortoise( a tortoise is a turtle so make that 8) anyway thank you for the great DIY SUCCULENT turtle idea. It’s a real winner!!!!! I’ll let you know how mine turns out. It’s going to look good in my backyard.

  8. Teena says:

    Stunning

  9. mmm says:

    How much/ often do you water?

  10. Lila says:

    How can become a member of this sight please email me thank you

  11. Brad says:

    Technically its a tortoise, turtles have flippers, tortoise have feet.

  12. Charmain says:

    How do you attach the legs to the basket?? I love this Idea.

    • Judy says:

      I’m not sure you need to attach the legs to the turtle. You could just set the turtle on top of them. But I’m not sure how you’d get the moss to attach to the legs?

    • PAF says:

      There’s a link that gives you step by step – gardeningintheshade.com/2016/06/21/succulent-turtle-topiary/

  13. Meaghan says:

    Box turtles don’t have flippers…

  14. Ann says:

    How about the winter, I’m in Canada

  15. Dixie Ebright says:

    I am going to try and make this for a dear friend as a house warming gift. I love this!

  16. Camille says:

    I made one and everyone loves it. One change that I would do next time or I might change this one is to make a solid bottom rather than a chicken wire one. Even though i packed it with moss dirt continues to seap out.

  17. MIKI BARHO says:

    I made your cute succulent turtle. I even soaked it the entire turtle overnight before planting the succulents. Today it is looking a bit limp and dry. I don’t think I did it right, even though I followed the video step by step. What do you suggest I do next?. I fear the plants are not going to make it. I live in Central Texas where th e temperature has bee steadily in the mid 80’s. It is in the shade on my covered patio. Thank you for your input. MIKI BARHO

  18. Ellen says:

    I love this little turtle! I’ve tried a number of different succulent projects; some successful, some not. After reading all the above, for the turtle I’ll use burlap against the chicken wire. Ideally, weed clothe, but I don’t want to buy a roll just for one round piece. Another thought is plastic. Put a piece of plastic garbage bag against the chicken wire and poke holes in it for drainage. Yes. . . a plan and a weekend ahead!

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