Asked on Apr 29, 2017

Do I have to use special soil when planting succulents?

Meg KavanaghIliElaine


4 answers
  • Donna
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Not really, they can grow in any soil but if your dirt is rock hard or very sandy I would add some purchased garden soil to mix in.
  • Elaine
    on Apr 29, 2017

    I've grown succulents in clay type soil and also sandy type and they did fine in both conditions. If you have clay-type soil, however, I would suggest adding some fine sand as that's the kind of soil they prefer. Their thick fleshy leaves hold a lot of moisture so they don't like wet, boggy, clay conditions. They are very easy to grow and propogate.
  • Ili
    on Apr 30, 2017

    For potted plants I'd rather use Succulent/Cactus mix, especially for those small containers....
  • Meg Kavanagh
    on Apr 30, 2017

    just as long as it drains well. And dont over water..
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