Decorate beautiful pictures and still lifes with houseleek

Decorate beautiful pictures and still lifes with houseleek

Great decoration ideas with houseleek

When designing and decorating the houseleek ensembles, consider not only the specific living conditions of the plants, but also their growth: Over time, the individual rosettes form offshoots known as daughter rosettes and quickly overgrow even larger areas. Therefore, leave a little space between the individual rosettes so that they can spread out and form clumps. However, you can also remove excess cuttings and plant them as independent plants - for example, use them for new planting ideas.

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Materials for decoration

There are basically no limits when it comes to decorative materials, because you can put the houseleeks in all conceivable planters and combine them with stones, various ornaments and / or other rock garden plants with similar needs. Use discarded (maybe even battered) dishes, old clay pots, jugs, kettles, chairs, window frames, wooden boxes (e.g. tea chests), saucepans, enamel, soup ladles, clams and snail shells ... basically, houseleeks can be planted anywhere in that can only be piled up a little bit of earth.

Combine houseleek with other plants

In addition, houseleek can be combined very well with low sedum, the spectacularly blooming midday flower (Delosperma), upholstery rose root (Rhodiola), starwort (Orostachys), Saxifraga (also known as saxifrage) and other thick-leaf plants. House lice of different colors and shapes also look very pretty when planted together.

Design a rock garden close to nature

First of all: a well-designed rock garden has little in common with a mere “pile of stones”, because the plants should set the tone. In near-natural rock gardens, stones should not be deliberately placed upright, but rather irregularly arranged in groups, as in nature. It is best to combine small and large as well as different colored stones with each other. With different types of stone (for example tuff and slate) you can create variety in the rock garden, but you can also limit yourself to just one type.

The rubble garden

The scree garden is a special form of the rock garden. Scree is a flat or sloping collection of rock debris and some earth. Between the rubble, plant various house lice and possibly other outdoor succulents or rock garden plants.


If you don't have enough space for a “real” rock garden, just create one in mini format - for example in a wooden box, a discarded chair, on a stone or in a raised bed.