Succulents have unique adaptations that have made them hardy and versatile enough to survive a variety of harsh conditions. Therefore, your succulent should be able to survive on or in rocks so long as they have just enough soil to cover their roots.
People also ask, how do you make a small rock garden with succulents?
You may choose to move in very large rocks to plant around, fill in entirely with rock and tuck succulents in between cracks, or plant first and then gently spread rocks amongst the plants. The easiest is probably the first and it can be combined with rocks of different sizes.
Just so, how do you plant succulents in a gravel garden?
How do you make a rock garden?
How to Build a Rock Garden
- Clear off a section of land. The first step to building your stone garden is to make some space for it within your lawn or yard. …
- Plot Your Design. …
- Choose Your Rocks and Lay Down the First Layer. …
- Add in the Soil. …
- Lay Down the Second Layer of Rocks. …
- Planting the Plants.
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.
Succulent Outdoor Plants
Sedum and sempervivum are easy to grow and adaptable to bright, sunny locations or even slightly dappled areas. Whatever types of plants you choose, succulents need well-drained soil. They can thrive in cracks and crevasses, rockeries, and sandy or gritty soils.
DON’T use moss in your succulent pots. It looks pretty but it traps moisture and encourages fungi/bacteria. Also avoid non-porous rocks like pea gravel, river rocks, fish rocks, sand, glass marbles, etc. You can use a few rocks here and there as decoration as long as the soil has plenty of air to breath.
Choose a garden location with full-sun exposure and where the soil is well-draining and never soggy. Standing water kills sedums quicker than any drought. A few sedum species tolerate partial shade, but most thrive in full sun. Sedums don’t need much soil and grow well when tucked into rock cracks or limestone gardens.