Here are a few tips to help your plants grow.
- Be Mindful Of Weather. Succulents do best when the weather is just right, not too cold and not too hot. …
- Provide Shade. …
- Water As Needed. …
- Transplant With Caution. …
- Provide Drainage For Containers. …
- Give Them Space. …
- Soil Matters.
Likewise, people ask, what do I need for a succulent garden?
To make a succulent garden you will need:
- Small pebble rocks for drainage.
- Potting soil mixture for cactus or succulents.
- Sphagnum moss for filtration.
- Activated charcoal for filtration.
- Various succulent plants of your choice.
- Moss, gravel, rocks or marbles for decorating.
Secondly, how do you make a succulent garden bed?
Should succulents be inside or outside?
Remember that succulents do not want a lot of moisture and will likely not thrive as well in very humid areas as they will in dry, hot and arid climates. However, the short answer to the question is: both. They can be planted indoors and outdoors.
Generally it’s best to wait until after the last frost and when the nights don’t drop below 40F. While you could plant some succulents outside before then, you’ll find the best success with planting when the weather is warmer. Avoid waiting until summer though, as the heat can cause just as many problems as the cold.
The best pots for succulents are made from terracotta or ceramic. Both of these materials are breathable, which encourages proper water drainage and air circulation. Just remember that both terracotta and ceramic are heavy, especially once you add soil and plants.
Succulents need good draining soil. … 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. Gravel or small pebbles spread on top of the soil can be very decorative.
While succulents are gorgeous on their own, they look even better when surrounded or paired with natural stone. Especially in outdoor gardens, stone can visually complement plants or provide a protective groundcover around them. Rocks and succulents are a match made in heaven.
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.
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.
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.