The answer is… it depends. 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.
Just so, do succulents like crowded pots?
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.
Likewise, people ask, do succulents do better in pots or in the ground?
All succulents and cacti need adequate drainage in order to prevent them from developing root rot. No matter where you plant your succulents, you’ll need to make sure they are planted in the right kind of soil and that excess water has a way out. Obviously, succulents in containers have the advantage as far as soil.
How close together should you plant succulents?
If you want to give your succulents space, I recommend planting them about 1/2″ to 1″ apart (13 mm to 25 mm), whether you’re planting them with other succulents, or in a pot. Then give them about 1/2? to 1″ from the edge of the pot as well.
It’s your choice: you can plant just one succulent in a pot, plant just two, or plant plenty! I’ve done them all and have loved them all, too.
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.
While succulents are pretty slow growers, they will eventually outgrow the pot they are in and even need some maintenance on a regular basis.
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.