You can still combine succulents with different water needs, but you‘ll likely find that you have to “spot water” or give those thinner leaved succulents a direct dose of water that doesn’t get to the thicker plants. This can be done with a syringe or the water bottle from my favorite succulent tool kit.
Also question is, how should I arrange my succulent plants?
Place your biggest succulent in the middle. Dig a hole with your fingers and place the plant’s roots and stem into the hole, then surround the plant underneath with soil. Try to keep the roots on all of the plants if you can, as this will help them begin to flourish in their new home quickly.
Considering this, should succulents be planted close together?
You can definitely plant succulents very close together and they will be just fine. When planting succulents close together they grow more slowly so they maintain the original design of the arrangement better. It can be trickier to water them when they are close together.
Why do my succulents always die?
Since watering is the usual cause for their decay, you should determine if the plant has been over or under watered. If the stem is mushy or rotting, it’s probably overwatered. If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base.
Succulents and cacti naturally grow in sandy soils that drain quickly, and their roots should never be left in wet soil. Also, using rocks and pebbles on your soil can improve the aesthetic appeal of your succulents. … Succulent needs soil to survive, and they cannot survive on rocks and gravels alone.
Any type of all purpose potting soil for indoor plants will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh, sterile potting soil). … Succulents need a well draining potting soil, not one that holds moisture.
Fill the bottom of a shallow dish with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine gravel. Any shallow container with a depth of at least 2 inches is suitable as long as the container has at least one drainage hole in the bottom.
6 Best Fertilizers for Succulents (Review)
- Dr. Earth Premium Gold Pure & Natural Fertilizer.
- Organic Worms.
- Grow Better Organic Cactus & Succulent Fertilizer.
- Miracle-Gro Succulent Plant Food.
- Authentic Haven Brand Manure Tea.
Sand in Succulent Soil
Coarse sand can be used in succulent soil recipes. Remember from above though, look for particles 1/4″ (6mm) or larger. Using a fine grain sand, such as beach sand, can actually prevent your soil from draining as well because it is so dense and can suffocate the roots.
Succulents should be watered only when the soil has dried out completely. There is no universal watering schedule that works for every succulent in every climate. Many indoor succulent growers find that watering 14-21 days is a good frequency to keep their succulents alive.