The secret to growing healthy succulents is tender loving care – and this includes good potting soil. It’s important to remember that succulents won’t thrive in dense soil like the regular potting ones. Initially, when the succulents are small, regular potting soil will do. However, as they grow, they need something porous.
The most common problem associated with growing succulents is overwatering. Since regular potting soil is dense, water tends to stay for a long time. And if there’s one thing succulents hate most, it’s wet roots. Your soil should be well-draining.
Good news is, you can make your own succulent potting soil at home. Here’s a recipe I found over the internet. Be sure to make accurate measurements and your succulents will do great. Happy planting!
- 3 parts potting soil
- 2 parts coarse sand (or turface or poultry grit)
- 1 part perlite (or pumice)
- Measuring container
- Bucket (or any container for mixing)
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Why buy when you can make your own succulent potting soil? Watch the video below to learn how.