Stage a Still Life With Succulents
Like intricate little sculptures, mini cacti and succulents make an intriguing assemblage. Mix round, pointy, shiny, and matte plants, unifying them with just two types of neutral pots. Extra credit for a backdrop that picks up on the purples and greens of the leaves. From left: Mistletoe cactus, jade, aloe, two echeveria varieties, and rattail cactus.
Care: Direct light. The soil should thoroughly dry out between waterings.
Mandel pots (brown), $6 each, ikea.com for stores. White pots, from $8 each, guywolff.com for info.