More Succulent Talk

Check out these fountains repurposed as succulent planters. I would *love* to do this...
Seen at the San Diego County Fair

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'a casarella

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  • Karol
    on May 10, 2016

    What type of soil mixture do you use. I have a wide variety of succulents and some just dry up and won't spread. I don't want to over water but getting them started is proving difficult for my new ones. Thanks

    • 'a casarella
      on May 10, 2016

      It has been a number of years since I potted my succulents but I think it was some sort of cactus mix.

    • Karol
      on May 10, 2016

      Thank you

    • Harry Kock
      on Jul 23, 2016

      Stay away from peat moss as you should let succulents dry right out before watering again. Peat sheds water when dry. Core (coconut Fibeer) small aggregate ie gypsum, and small wood chips. To me, mixture looks like orchid mix. Works great. You can water but soil just releases it and core absorbs when dry so after doesn't just role off the soil. All three ingredients are equal parts for MATURE succulents. Babies need a bit more moisture as a rule. Good Luck

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  • Amanda Ashworth
    on Dec 27, 2013


    • 'a casarella
      on Dec 28, 2013

      @Amanda, they're very compatible with our Southern California climate. (Perhaps not so much in the UK but I'm sure someone out there can tell us for sure.) Anyway, I'm happy to report that almost two years later my succulents are still alive.

  • Kathy
    on Sep 5, 2016

    These are gorgeous. I would love to make one

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