Desert cacti, forest cacti, and succulents can all be grown together. They make stunning displays for your houseplant collection. They don’t take a lot of care, but you still need to know what they like and need.
Herein, can you grow succulents in stones?
Yes! With A Few Conditions. Provided you meet a few requirements and add a minimal amount of soil to the rock, yes, succulents, especially small varieties, can easily grow in rocks.
Moreover, can you put rocks in succulent soil?
Succulents need good draining soil. When planting in the garden, make sure the area drains well and is not in a low spot that would stay wet. … The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole or you can put a layer of crushed rock on the bottom of your container before you put in your planting medium.
Why put pebbles on succulents?
The main purpose of placing pebbles on the bottom of the potted succulent plant is to enhance drainage. Succulents and cacti naturally grow in sandy soils that drain quickly. Succulent roots should never be left in wet soil. The rocks help move water through the soil to prevent the roots from rotting.
Almost any type of succulents can be paired together, but still, you should consider several things when making succulent arrangements. … If all succulents in an arrangement have the same care requirements and grow during the same season they will work together very well.
So, what are the best rocks for your succulent garden?
- Red Lava ¾” crushed rock.
- Desert Gold 3/8” crushed rock.
- Gambler’s Gold ¾” crushed rock.
- Mexican Beach Pebbles.
- Baja Cresta Boulders.
- Gold Quartzite Boulders.
- Baja Cresta Rubble.
Measuring Succulent Soil
The best mixing ratio of the three ingredients is two parts sand, two parts gardening soil, and one-part perlite or pumice. Translating this to cups makes it 3 cups of sand, 3 cups of soil, and 1.5 cups of perlite or pumice. The purpose of pumice or perlite is to aid in aeration and drainage.
Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.