A top dressing for succulents is a layer of inorganic matter like pebbles, gravel, crushed rock or crushed seashells applied in an even layer over the top of the soil after the plants are in place. A succulent’s top dressing completely covers the soil to a depth of about a 1/3 inch, and is left in place.
Accordingly, 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.
People also ask, do succulents need a 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.