So, what are the best rocks for your succulent garden?
- Red Lava ¾” crushed rock.
- Desert Gold 3/8” crushed rock.
- Gambler’s Gold ¾” crushed rock.
- Mexican Beach Pebbles.
- Baja Cresta Boulders.
- Gold Quartzite Boulders.
- Baja Cresta Rubble.
Also, is top dressing good for succulents?
DIY Top Dressing
Applying top dressings is the quickest way to enhance the look of potted succulents. Covering the soil not only makes for an attractive arrangement, but it can protect succulent leaves from standing water and rot.
Beside above, how do you top a succulent?
The cut should be an inch or two below where the rosette or top growth of your succulent ends. You want to include a little bit of stem so your plant doesn’t topple over when you go to plant it, but not so much that your plant will stick too far out of the soil as it did before.
Why do you put rocks on succulents?
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.
Adding rocks to topsoil prevents water loss by shading the soil and reducing the temperature below it. As a result, less water evaporates out of the atmosphere. Additionally, the rocks prevent drafty winds from removing water out from the soil as it acts as a shield when it coats the top layer.
Yes it you can grow succulents in moss. For this purpose, succulent growers use the type of moss known as sphagnum moss. You can plant succulents directly on sphagnum moss without worrying too much about the health of your succulent.
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.
“In outdoor container plants, rocks can be used as a heat attracting mulch on the top of the soil, so use them with heat-loving plants (like cacti and succulents).”