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.
To care for your succulent container garden and prevent root rot, let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Succulents thrive in well-drained soil, but require more water in the early spring when the plant is growing and less during the summer and winter.
When first planting succulents in pots, choose a well-drained potting soil such as a ready-made cactus mix, but for a really good succulent potting mix that won't stay too wet, add extra pumice, sharp sand, grit, or perlite (available at garden centers) to help drainage without breaking down with time.
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