Creating a live Christmas sleigh planter is easy with a few small plantings. Whether it’s for your coffee table, dining table, or a window sill, it brings ‘life’ into all the tinsel, glitter, glass and plastic decor. Most of us have accumulated all kinds of Christmas knick knacks that we can use as a planter. So instead of using that Christmas candy dish for sweets, try filling it with ‘live’ plants.
I’ve had this sleigh for years. I don’t remember where I got it or when I got it. But it’s the cutest thing. In past years I’ve filled it with tiny Christmas bulbs, candy, and who knows what all. This year I decided to turn it into a sleigh planter. I chose plants that use all purpose potting soil. No succulents or cacti in this group.
Since it will only be a temporary home for the plants, I didn’t bother drilling any drainage holes. I’ll be careful to water it just a little. The first plant I chose to put in was this small Norfolk Pine. Because of it’s height I put it in the back. Then I planted a red polka plant in front of it. Polka dot plants, Hypoestes Phyllostachya, are great for adding color to a group planting.
I slipped some English Ivy in that I had rooting in water. I wanted something to drape out of the sleigh.
But because I thought the English Ivy looked sparse, I added a piece of Pothos to it. Then I put a chunk of Spikemoss in the front. I like how it drapes over the sides of the sleigh planter. To make sure it had a holiday look, I added red faux berry picks.
After the holidays I will re-pot the plants in containers that have drainage. And I’ll probably put the Spikemoss in a terrarium, since our house gets dry during the winter months. All of these plants are easy to grow and keep alive.
I hope this inspires you to try a Christmas planting in your holiday decor.