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The Right Pot For Succulents



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Of course, the correct place to start is by choosing a container with drain holes.  If you find a flowerpot that you can't live without then you will have to drill holes because succulents hate standing or pooling water in the bottom of the planter.  It's hard not to get emotional when choosing that special pot to plant in.  Here are a few tips. Terracotta is breathable and is very healthy for any root system.  Ceramic is water poof and comes in great colors and styles.

Poly Resin is lightweight but not breathable so not such a good idea sometimes and concrete is heavy and not breathable so watch out.  Remember when it comes to choosing the right size of planter for your succulents a general rule is a 2" succulent works in a 2"
pot.  If you are going to group them together make sure they have room to grow.  They look nice all bunched together but that doesn't give them any room to grow so beware.
 
Fill top of pot mostly full with soil.  Make sure the leaves of the succulent sit above the soil to prevent rotting.  Top off the soil with small rocks or glass beads. Press down into the soil so the succulents stay in place.  This is the time to have fun and be creative.  Use colored marbles, nuts in the shell, beads, or plastic colorful gems.
Once planted leave the pot alone for 2 days with no water. This gives the roots time to heal. Good luck and keep us posted.

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