Can I plant succulents?


My garden consists of golden gravel/chippings so the majority of my plants are in pots.But, I wanted to plant succulents can these be put directly into the gravel as there is a little soil underneath? Thanks Chris

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  • Mary Mary on May 07, 2019

    depending on your climate and location. You might have to dig them up & bring inside for the winter.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 07, 2019

    Gravel heats up in the summer and sucks the water out of the soil. The heated stone also can kill plants. Plants need soil, not gravel to survive. Sorry - this idea is a no go!

  • I think many succulents can be planted in poor soil like yours. The key is that they don't sit in water, does it drain well?

  • Jadez Jadez on May 07, 2019

    What kind of succulents are you wanting to plant? Here in Manitoba I have hens and chicks....super easy to grow....don't have to bring inside....pick up a section of plant and place it where I want. If you can move little bits of the gravel and you have exposed some can just plop a piece of plant in there

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 07, 2019

    You can do so and they might be okay during the winter if you don't have hard freeze weather often. I planted some in basically chert and it did great until my husband decided to spray with Cornerstone. They are fighting to stay alive.

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