If you love succulents, you need to learn how to make succulent soil ASAP! This simple mix will keep your succulent garden flourishing!
Succulents add a little bit of life, and happiness to a room. There are so many different types of succulents to choose from that they make it fun to create an indoor garden. Since succulents are so popular right now, finding Succulent soil at your garden center can prove to be a chore! Learn how to make succulent soil that will help your plants thrive!
How to Make Succulent Soil
You will Need
This is a straightforward mix. It is as easy as 1-2-3.
In a large bucket, you are going to mix
- 1 part perlite
- 2 parts coarse sand or poultry grit
- 3 parts soil
What is a part? You can adjust it depending on how much soil you need. It could be a cup, a bucket, etc. If you use 1 cup perlite, then use 2 cups sand and 3 cups soil; etc.
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Is Succulent Soil Necessary?
The short answer is YES! Succulents are different than regular plants. They are from the cactus family, and they need excellent drainage. That is why the coarse sand or poultry grit and perlite are essential parts of this mix. They help the soil drain well and not hold as much water, so the roots of your succulents do not rot.
How to Store Succulent Soil?
Just like any soil, you can keep this in your garage, potting shed, etc. I like to mix this up in big batches and keep it in a bucket with a lid on it. You don't want bugs moving in. I use an old cat litter bucket, but you can purchase 5-gallon buckets at the hardware store with tight-fitting lids that are perfect for the job.
This succulent soil is perfect for all of your succulent needs. It is great when you are regrowing succulents, or you just have some new friends to add to the family.