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. For container planting, you can purchase cactus soil or incorporate sand, gravel or volcanic rock into your potting soil for better drainage.
In this regard, can succulents grow in shallow soil?
Succulents have shallow roots and do not require very deep pots with a ton of soil to grow. In fact, succulents prefer a somewhat shallow pot, or just enough soil to encourage the roots and the plant to spread out.
Secondly, do succulents need full sun?
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.
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.
Succulents grow well in almost any container that is at least 4 inches deep and has holes in the bottom for drainage. Choose a pot about 1/2 inch larger than the base of the plant for upright succulents.
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.
Some succulents don’t live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only lives
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