Step 1: Fill a bowl of your choice with potting mix. You can use a special soil mix for succulents or create your own by mixing potting soil with sand to make it more porous (remember, succulents don't like wet roots). Step 2: Add a focal point as a centerpiece. This is usually the largest or most colorful plant.
When planting succulents, set them into prepared soil (using gloves for spiny types), and sift soil around their bases, gently tamping down as you go. Cover the soil surface with coarse sand, gravel, or other inorganic mulch, and water very gently to settle soil around roots and plant bases.
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First, go to the garden center and purchase a variety of succulents in an array colors and shapes. Blend the soil and gravel thoroughly, and moisten with water. Remove the plants from their nursery containers, and plant the largest one on one side of the pot.
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