Mini Succulent Arrangements You will need 3 small terra-cotta pots, dry cactus soil & succulent cuttings. Place your cuttings on top of the soil. Succulents don’t need roots to grow. You can always add more soil if needed. You’ll need about 5 to 6 small cuttings per arrangement. Make sure your succulents are clean. Remove any dead leaves before adding it to your arrangement Mix different shapes and colors to make it pop. Echeverias, aeoniums & pearls. Wait at least one week before watering your succulents. Enjoy!