Adding succulents to one pot and cultivating a succulent garden is a fantastic method to make your plants more beautiful. With their interesting shapes and colors, they can add some life to any room or patio. If you are new to succulents, then this guide on how to make a succulent garden will be very helpful. The first thing that you need to do is to gather all of the supplies that you will need. These include a container, succulents, potting mix, and gardening gloves (if you don’t want to get your hands dirty). You can find all of these items at your local nursery or online. Once you have gathered everything, it is time to start potting your succulents. Follow these steps and you will have your own succulent garden in no time!
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
Find a pot that has good drainage. If your pot doesn’t have drainage holes, you can drill some yourself or use a pot with a false bottom. Terracotta pots are a great choice to plant succulents because they provide a good balance of moisture and airflow. However, you can also use plastic or ceramic pots if you prefer.
Succulent soil is different than regular potting mix because it retains more water and allows for faster drainage. It may also contain some fertilizer that will help your plants thrive. Be sure to use a light layer of soil at the bottom of your pot before adding in your succulents.
Gardening gloves are important to protect your hands from getting dirty as well as providing protection against thorns on some succulent species. Although they are not required, they can be very helpful when potting a succulent garden!
A moisture meter will allow you to measure the moisture content of your soil. This is important because succulents need well-draining soil and too much moisture can lead to root rot.
Step 2: Add Soil
Fill the container about halfway with succulent soil mix. Make sure your soil isn’t packed too tightly. You can find the right soil mix for your succulents online or at most garden stores. You may create your own succulent soil mix by combining 1 part soil, 1 part perlite, 1 part pumice, and 1 part sand if you can’t obtain succulent soil mix.
Step 3: Plant Your Succulents
Gather a selection of succulents that appeal to you. When selecting your plants, be sure to choose ones that are appropriate for the size pot you have. You can find a wide variety of succulents at most garden stores or online.
Gently remove the soil surrounding your succulents so that the roots are exposed. This works best if your soil is dry and not damp. Place your succulents in the pot and fill in around them with more soil. Be sure to leave enough room so that the succulents can spread out as they grow.
Step 4: Water your Succulents
Once you’re happy with the arrangement, gently press the soil around the plant and water it well. Water your succulents thoroughly, making sure that the water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. This usually takes about a week if kept indoors but will need to be watered more frequently if outdoors (typically every 2-3 days).
Place the pot in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight. Water your succulents once a week (every 2-3 days if outdoors), letting the soil dry out completely between watering. Use a moisture meter to measure if you are unsure.
There you have it! With the right tools and supplies, you can have your own succulent garden in no time! Allow plenty of sunlight and water your plants often to help them grow. Root rot can be avoided by ensuring that the soil is completely dry between waterings. To assist you to determine when to water, use a moisture meter. Planting a succulent garden has several advantages, including adding color and texture to your home while lowering stress levels. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, creating your own succulent garden is an exciting and enjoyable experience that will provide years of enjoyment.
Bonus: How To Grow Your Own Succulents From Leaves
Did you lose some leaves from your succulents in the arranging of your succulent garden? No need to worry! To make a completely new plant, propagate your leaves. Each leaf should be placed on top of moist soil. When you notice a new plant sprout from the end of the plant, pluck it and start a new one. It can take 2-6 weeks for a succulent to form new roots and begin to grow. Keep an eye on your plant and be patient!
And that’s it! Best of luck in building your succulent garden. Leave a comment if you have any questions and make sure to follow us on social media!