Succulents are easy to grow plants that require little maintenance. Lean (low in nutrients) well draining soil, bright light and minimal water are their basic requirements. There are hundreds of varieties ranging in size, color, texture and shape to meet any requirement. Succulents are available wherever plants are sold including; nurseries, grocery stores, drug stores, on-line and from generous gardeners.
Succulents need lean, well-drained mineral soil, porous enough to allow water to run nearly straight through it.
Good Recipe for DYI (do it yourself) potting soil for succulents
3 parts potting soil (non-organic)
2 parts coarse sand (turface or poultry grit)
1 part perlite (or pumice)
Tons of free videos and helpful information. How to grow, propagate and enjoy your succulents and cacti. Short videos, excellent tutorials and all are indexed for easy access. A wonderful place to get lost on dark and cold days – or nights. Use like a Free On-line Text Book.
Where to buy on-line – Suggestions from expert succulent and cacti growers
Intermountain Cactus Kaysville, UT
Specializing in winter-hardy cactus.