I am telling you you cannot go wrong with succulents. Even without a green thumb they are easy to grow and keep alive and enjoy for a very long time.
They tolerate lots of heat and my wall containers get full summer sun but I water only about once or twice a month and even less in winter. How can you go wrong with that?
Tea anyone? This chipped tea pot and mug now grace the patio table. Because of no drainage holes in them I put a layer of small rocks on the bottom and then filled with soil. With no drainage you have to be careful to not over water. These get a little dab of water about once every three to four weeks.
Almost any container is suitable for succulents. The are very shallow rooted and grow for years without needing to be repotted.
So here are some tips to remember:
1. Plant succulents in regular potting soil.
2. Water sparingly.
3. They grow in sun or shade but tolerate full hot sun and prefer only partial shade.
4. Feed with water soluble plant food about twice a year, once in spring and fall.
5. Add more potting soil twice a year when you feed.
You can see where my little succulent fountain began and how much it has grown in a year here.