The best pots for succulents are made from terracotta or ceramic. Both of these materials are breathable, which encourages proper water drainage and air circulation. Just remember that both terracotta and ceramic are heavy, especially once you add soil and plants.
Also, do succulents stay small in small pots?
Mini succulents can stay in small pots anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even years. … Simply take it out of the pot and repot in a larger container. If you don’t feel like repotting the entire plant, you can trim the plant to keep it small and take little pieces to propagate and grow elsewhere.
Thereof, how big do mini succulents get?
One of the smallest succulents in the world is Blossfeldia liliputana, a tiny cactus which measures about half an inch in diameter at maturity. Lithops is another petite succulent, that typically stays under 1.5 inches in diameter.
Do succulents like to be crowded?
As a rule, succulent plants do not mind crowding whether the plants are grouped in one container or are alone and fully filled out in the container. Transplanting a plant that has filled its container will generally allow the plant to experience a new spurt of growth.
In terms of order of size, graptosedum are the smallest (as they’re graptopetalum and sedum hybrids), graptopetalum varieties are next, and graptoveria are somewhat larger small succulents (as they’re hybrids between graptopetalum and echeveria).
Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
If you’d prefer to plant your succulents and cacti one at a time, but still want to keep them small, consider using smaller containers. Planting your succulents in pots that will limit the spread of the root system will help keep your succulents at a more manageable size.