One may also ask, what do I need to start a succulent garden?
To start, first gather supplies:
- Hand shovel.
- Gardening gloves.
- Planting container.
- Variety of succulents (you can add cactitoo)
- Succulent / cactus soil (important for drainage)
- Rocks for drainage.
- Rocks or sand for decorative top layer (optional)
Correspondingly, what is the secret to growing succulents?
Succulents are native to arid regions, so they hate moist soil. Pot them in a potting mix that drains quickly, because wet dirt will rot their roots. You can buy special potting mixes for succulents, or alter regular potting soil by adding vermiculite or perlite to it to improve aeration and drainage.
What should my first succulent be?
Haworthia is the perfect easy to grow succulent for beginners or those who are just starting out growing plants indoors. These spiky succulents come in all sorts of interesting varieties and are super easy to care for. They thrive on neglect and can survive with only minimal amounts of water.
10 of the Easiest Succulents for Beginners to Grow as Houseplants
- Hens-and-Chicks. …
- Jade Plant. …
- Aloe Vera. …
- Panda Plant. …
- Ponytail Palm. …
- Snake Plant. …
- African Milk Tree. …
- Zebra Haworthia.
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.
Succulents in the garden do not need a fertile soil; in fact, they prefer lean ground without an abundance of nutrients. Remove rocks, sticks, and other debris. You may also purchase topsoil to use in the mix. Get the kind without fertilizer, additives, or moisture retention – just plain soil.
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.