Everyone is into succulents right now. With there unusual shapes, colors & styles you have such a wide range to pick from that everyone can find what they are looking for. Potting them up and placing them around the home is very popular. Whether indoors or out, these potted plants can turn a OK patio into a patio with pizazz!
Tip 1: You must be prepared to experiment. Some varieties do better than others depending on where you live. If you take the time and invest a bit you will have a greater possibility of success. Even those most potted succulents have the same basic needs you still have to consider the items that make your succulent plants success unique.Like what type of garden container you will use, potting mix brand, and how much light is available.
Tip 2: We always recommend terra cotta garden planters because the clay breathes which makes the root system of the succulents healthier. Terra cotta is a natural product and even though it is not the most decorative it adds a natural looking beauty to any plants or succulents that are potted in them. However, if you live in a dry environment it means you will have to water more often. Make sure what ever container you select, it has a drain hole.
Tip 3: Use a potting mix that is made for succulents. Never use soil directly from the ground. This is true for all potted plants not just succulents. If you have soil already then add some pumice to it before potting. It retains water and yet dries out quickly. Potted succulents are drought tolerant so you can be a bit abusive to them but if they are drying out in one day you may want to add more organic soil to the mix.
Tip 4: Lastly, you may realize that you will not have 100% success. This is normal and should not discourage you. Like we said in Tip 1 you must be up for experimentation or you could be disappointed.