Assignment: We were assigned to repot with an existing round wide planter. This pot is meant for semi outdoor with some indirect natural sunlight.
Concept/Solution: To create a canopy of foliage as a mild shade for the lower level plants. In the meantime, they will also filter the harsh sunlight and provide an even ray for the lower tier.
After emptied the remaining soil and gravel, activated charcoal were added to the base. This is to create a porous foundation for the pot. The activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen, which creates a fine, porous material. It rids the soil of impurities, repels insects and prevent mould. It may also help staunch unpleasant odours. Later, Drimiopsis Maculata was positioned in the middle of the round pot. White big stones were used to stablize and provide support to the plants.
As for the remaining pot, we have selected Kalanchoe Millotii (left) and Graptopetalum Paraguayense (right). The surface was then covered with coloured pebbles. We added some fine baby blue sand to mimic the waterfall flow as a final touch.
Maintenance: Water the pot once or twice in a week. Allow the soil to dry out partially between watering. If left dry for too long the lower leaves will dry up and turn brown. Since the succulents love the natural sunlight, it is advisable to place the pot at bright corner with indirect sunlight.
Special Care: Dust/Clean the leaves every fortnight to free them from dust accumulation/ bugs attack.