The 5 Best Plants for Decorating October Pumpkins!

October 20, 2017
To get into the holiday spirit, here are the five best plants to use to create a unique pumpkin for Halloween!

Air Plants

Air plants are very versatile and can be used in any type of arrangement. These pumpkins are great for your table if you’re planning on hosting a holiday dinner or celebration this month. Don’t forget that air plants need to be soaked in room temperature water for 20 minutes every 3 weeks!

Cacti

Another way to get into the Halloween spirit is to create tiny pumpkins planters for your indoor cacti. This temporary pumpkin planters adds some fun to an grouping of indoor plants in October!

Succulents

This pumpkin is perfect if you need to make room for new succulents in your current pots. Use your excess succulents to decorate the top of a large pumpkin to make the perfect centrepiece. Carve out a small portion of the top of the pumpkin to make room for potting soil and your various plants!

Vegetables

Planting vegetables in pumpkins creates a beautiful seasonal (and simple) arrangement. Make sure to add 3-4 holes in the bottom of the pumpkin for proper drainage and keep the seeds to make roasted pumpkin seeds.

Grasses

Grasses are a great option to consider if you’re looking to add some height to your fall arrangements. This Owl Pumpkin planter also has pinecone eyes and feet. This is a wonderful option if you’re looking to get the kids involved in crafting.

If you’re interested in creating a permanent display, you can use foam craft pumpkins and artificial plants. When using real plants, make sure to create a hole in the pumpkin just big enough to hold the existing plant container or the individual plants.

Happy planting and have a great October!