How do I replant my Succulents?

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I lost a link that was sent to me, and I don't know what type of soil to plant them in. I think is a mixture of perlite and or pumice, and compost, and or coconut coir chips. I'm not sure as some of these things are not readilly available at my local Garden Shop. I love succulents and I want to give them a good home. Does any body know what type od soil mixture to use with succulents? Thanks.!

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jan 21, 2019

    Hi Deb, succulents thrive in well-drained soil. We normally make our own mix using 1 part bark chips (coconut hair and peat moss work too), 1 part perlite, 1 part small stones and 1 part common old garden soil, with a dash of the original soil mix, just for luck if we’re dividing the succulents.

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    • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jan 21, 2019

      Yes they are, their Latin name is "Sempervivum", maybe you'll have more luck looking up that one  WRT to your lanky little succulent, they often get like that when there's not enough light. Perhaps once it's been repotted you can move it to a brighter spot? If you need a basic intro to succulents and tips on repotting I wrote an article a few months ago that might help - https://acraftymix.com/blog/2018/04/30/tips-identifying-growing-succulents/ They are super rewarding plants and hopefully you'll grow your collection from two to many

  • Hi Deb - Not soil related, but here are 2 super cute ideas for succulents. Hope this helps with some inspiration. Hugs, Holly

    https://pinkfortitude.com/diy-succulent/

    https://pinkfortitude.com/vintage-tins-cactus-succulents/

    • Deb Deb on Jan 21, 2019

      Hi Holly, Thank you for the links. I was totally blown away with the use of vintage cans to plant cacti or succulents in. WOW..!! What a great gift idea. I did find a forum with more info. where I can order the Hen and Chicks Succulents I am looking for. Thanks again.!! Deb

  • Talk to the garden department, but there is soil specific for succulents and other types of plants that don't require much water.

    • Deb Deb on Jan 21, 2019

      Hi; Thank you for replying to my question. So far, I know they seem to be drought resistant and I do have a recipe for the soil mixture I need. Thank you for responding.!! Deb

  • Deb Deb on Jan 21, 2019

    Holly, Thank you for the links. I was able to gleen a lot of ideas. The one I admired the most was the one with the vintage cans to plant cacti or succulents in. WOW..!! That would make a beautiful gift.! Thank you again for the links and ideas......Deb