Succulents grow best in a porous sandy Potting Soil, so amending your potting soil with sand is super important. Succulents Potting Soil Organic suitable for succulents such as Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum), Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi), Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii), Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans), Jade Plant (Crassula ovata), Medicine Plant (Aloe vera), Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) etc.
What are Succulents?
Succulents are plants with fleshy, thickened leaves and/or swollen stems that store water. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice or sap. Succulents are able to survive on limited water resources, such as dew and mist, making them tolerant of drought. There are many different species and cultivars of succulents spanning several plant families, and most people associate succulents with Cactaceae, the cactus family. (Keep in mind, however, that while all cacti are succulents, not all succulents are cacti.)
How to Grow Succulents Indoors
Because of their special ability to retain water, succulents tend to thrive in warm, dry climates and don’t mind a little neglect. This makes them well adapted to indoor growing and ideal for people desiring low-maintenance houseplants. If you’re choosing succulents for the first time, follow these steps for successful care of your new plants.
Place the potted succulent in a sunny location.
Most succulents prefer at least 6 hours of sun per day, so try to place them near a south- or east-facing window. You may notice your succulents becoming spindly or stretching toward the light if they don’t get enough sun.
Fertilize your succulents at least once a year.
The plants benefit most from fertilizer in the spring (when the days get longer and new growth begins), and again in late summer. Use a balanced, all-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 8-8-8 or 10-10-10) diluted to half the strength recommended on the package instructions. There is no need to fertilize succulents in winter when they’re semi-dormant., They don’t need the nutrient boost because they are not actively growing.
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Best Organic Potting Soil for Succulents such as Jade plant, Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, Crown of Thorns etc. A multitude of forms, colors, and habits make succulents versatile performers. Mix and match them for artful combinations because succulents are all about color and texture.
Benefits of Succulent Potting Soil
- Best to use a light, porous soil as your base.
- Maintains good health and growth of the succulents plants, contains all essential nutrients.
- You could mix a bunch of potting soil ahead of time and store it for later use.
- Maintains good aeration and drainage.
How to Plant Succulents
- Step 1: Fill a bowl of Casa De Amor potting Soil. It is a special soil for succulents.
- Step 2: Add a focal point as a centerpiece. This is usually the largest or most colorful plant. Remove the plant from its nursery pot by turning it upside down in your hand, pulling off the pot, then setting the plant into the center of the bowl. If the plant has sharp edges, as agave does, for example, wear gloves.
- Step 3: Plant the edges of the bowl. Use a mix of succulents for texture and color. Don't worry about planting too close. You want them to have a lush, crowded look, and they tolerate being close together.
- Step 4: Fill in any gaps with soil mix, tamping lightly. Finish off with a topper of gravel, aquarium stone, or some other ornamental material.
- Step 5: Water. Use a watering can with a narrow spout so you can direct the stream into the soil rather than on foliage. The root systems of succulents are very good at providing moisture for the plants, so be careful not to over water.