Do you want to plant succulents in a pot but don’t know how? It’s great because there are things that you can do to ensure the best results for your succulent plants. You want to avoid overwatering and underwatering them at all costs and make sure you have enough sunlight.
The best thing about succulents is that they are so easy to care for.
This post is for those of you out there who are looking for the best way to care for succulents. Succulents are plants that can grow in any type of soil and can thrive indoors. They come in a variety of colors and textures, so they can transform a room with their design. If you’re new to succulents, these tips are going to show you how to plant them the right way and ensure that they last as long as possible:
– First, measure the size of the pot that you want to put your plant into
– Next, decide on what type of succulent or group of plants you would like to have
– Lastly, start by filling your pot with potting soil that is rich in nutrients.
People have different methods for planting succulents, but I’m going to show you mine because it’s the one I’ve had success with after more than a decade of caring for these beautiful plants. If you’re interested in knowing how to grow succulents, this information will get you started on the right foot.
Now that we know what goes into planting succulents, let’s look at the actual process. Before you start, make sure that your pot has drainage holes, and these holes should be placed at the bottom of the pot.
This will prevent overwatering, which is one of the leading causes of succulent death. Once you’ve got your pot ready to go, follow these steps:
A list of supplies needed for planting succulents
Gardner, do you want to grow succulents? I’m here to help. You’ll need these supplies.
- Succulents Soil aka Cactus Mix
- Terracotta Pot
- Watering Squeeze Bottle OR Watering Can
- Liquid Fertilizer
I recommend using cactus mix (it’s full of nutrients). And you need a terracotta pot. I like these posts because they drain well. Also, make sure to use a watering can or squeeze bottle if you’re not good with the water thing.
I mean, sometimes I forget and my plants end up looking sad…but this has never happened with plants that I’ve watered every day.
If you want to grow succulents indoors, I recommend purchasing a pot or planter that is close to the height of your eye level so that it doesn’t get lost among all the other objects in your home. Indoor plants are part of the decor, after all!
I love to keep my succulents and houseplants in a white or cream-colored pot as it contrasts well with the furniture and home accents and makes my succulents stand out.
You must remember to have a drainage hole in your pot as they can’t go without water for more than a few days. They store water in their leaves and stems which is what makes them so drought tolerant.
A drainage hole in a pot is necessary to protect the roots of your succulents from sitting in soggy soil.
Succulents are one of the most popular house plants around and for good reason! Succulents are low-maintenance and easy to grow, making them perfect for a variety of indoor spaces. However, succulents require special care.
Too much moisture (such as sitting in soggy soil) can lead to succulents wilting or dying. Now you may be thinking that succulents need more water than other plants but that’s not the case! To keep your succulent happy, all they need is the bright light, proper drainage, and the occasional drink of water.”
Succulents only need to be watered when the soil around them is completely dry. This can take a longer time than other plants so it’s important to check their soil rather frequently.”
Another reason why your succulent isn’t getting enough water is because of over-watering. Overwatering can cause bacteria and fungus growth, which are harmful to a succulent.
Are you thinking of planting succulents in a pot, but not sure how to do it the right way?
All you need is some succulent soil or cactus mix and something for the soil to grow in. Once you have that on hand, it’s time to pour it into your pot. You can cover the drainage hole with some mesh if you want to keep the soil from seeping out.
Next, just pour enough soil into the pot so that your plants are above the rim of the pot. If any leaves touch below the rim, simply add more soil until they are lifted again.
TIP: I always leave the soil on my succulents’ roots before planting them.
Many women want to plant succulents but don’t know the right way of doing it. Sometimes due to commercialism in the market, it can be tough to figure out what you need to buy and what is right for your plants. But some tips can help you when you are planting succulents.
The first thing you should know is that all plants need to be transferred into a pot with soil. Succulents, for example, do not have roots so they don’t need their soil like other plants. However, they still need some water and sunlight from time to time. Succulents can thrive in dry areas and usually survive during winter if they have been watered well before the cold weather.
I hope these tips will help you with your succulent planting journey! The first step in any successful planting is laying out the pot and identifying the best location.
I recommend choosing a pot that is 10 inches or so in diameter to accommodate 10-12 of your favorite succulent plants. Then, choose an area that gets bright sun (if you’re in a warmer climate) and little to no rain or water. Succulents need very little water once they are established in the pot – we want these plants to be happy!
Once you have your planters ready to go, pick some of your favorite succulents, snip off the stems gently with a pair of clean and sharp pruning shears, add some cactus soil to your planters & potting mix, plant each stem in according to planting depth (shallowest at the front and root end buried), and then water thoroughly.
Succulents need very little water once they are established in the pot.
I also like to soak my plants every week or so with a watering can, especially if it’s been unusually hot and sunny outside where I live. In the same way, you would water any other plant, make sure to thoroughly wet each succulent leaf as well as the soil surrounding them.
Be sure to use a watering can that has a fine mist sprayer for this, as we don’t want the leaves of our succulents to be drenched by any runoff.
Succulents are a good idea for indoor arrangements. I do not like the overgrown look of succulents, and I feel they make for a crowded space. For smaller spaces, I don’t recommend them, but if you have plenty of space then it’s your choice! When planting my succulents, I like to arrange them first before placing them in the pot.
This helps me get a better idea of how I want to arrange my plants. Planting succulents can be done by simply digging holes in the soil and making sure to place some soil around the root systems.
How do you water newly planted succulents?
The plants need a little time to heal after they have been transplanted. Soak the soil if it is dry. Give them plenty of natural light but keep the plant in a cool place like on the north-facing side of your house or away from any windows.
You might think that you need to water your succulents right away after repotting them, but DON’T.
If you water newly transplanted plants right away, the roots that were already damaged may start rotting and become diseased. Allow a few days for any roots which are injured to heal before watering again.
Watered succulents can be placed outside in warm weather, but will need plenty of shade and water at least several times a week.
While you’re waiting for your plants to grow larger roots, you might want to plant a few succulent seeds or some cuttings if you have any extra.
The best thing about succulents is that you don’t have to water them often. Last week, I painted my walls and it still looks good. Plus, since they live in dry soil, they’ll be happy until the rain comes.
If you have only one or two succulents to plant, use a small watering can to water them. If you get something like I did in the photo (above) it would be better to use a watering squeeze bottle because it lets you be more precise with your water application.
For watering, I take a small can and water the whole thing. The roots will take it from there. They are so robust. It’s beautiful to see them growing back up after they get watered.
I have two pots of succulents like this now, but I might need to add more!
The best part is you don’t have to water them often. What’s nice is that since the soil is dry, the little ones inside will be happy until the rain comes!
If you’ve only got a few succulents, use a small watering can to water them. If you get something like I did above, it’d be better to use a watering squeeze bottle so you can precisely water the whole thing.
TIP! Only water the soil, NOT the actual leaves.
When you’re watering the leaves of your succulents, it’s not enough just to give the soil moisture. If you have planted succulents in pots, then just water the potting mix and let the roots drink up all the water, and send it up to the leaves which will store it.
The leaves of your succulent don’t need to be watered if you’re growing them outdoors. If you’ve planted them directly in the ground, then it’s okay to get them wet since they’ll evaporate all of this extra water in no time from exposure to sunlight.
You don’t have to worry about your leaves getting soggy because too much water will rot them.
How to Plant Your Succulents So They Look Pretty in Their Pot.
I always take my time when planting my succulents because I care about how they look as a whole. Container gardening is fun, but it’s important to consider your style.
The thriller, filler, spiller rule is one way of achieving this in arrangements that are pleasing from all angles.
You don’t need to follow this rule when planting succulents, but it can be fun to experiment with and is worth a try if you want that added layer of structure in your arrangement.
How to Structure Your Succulent Arrangements
I always use a thriller in my arrangements but there are many types of thriller plants. I like to use tall succulents, like the panda plant, as the thriller. The panda plant has different textures that make it unique and able to captivate the eye since it is taller than the rest of the plants in my arrangement.
It’s also great for making a statement in any type of arrangement because I can place it anywhere (middle, corner) and it will still stand out from the rest. There are other thriller plants that you could use. For example, cacti are very tall and they can add variety to an arrangement with their bright colors. You could even mix thrillers for a really interesting look!
I wanted to make a more low-maintenance arrangement, so I used lots of different succulents and cacti. As this is designed for a dry environment I haven’t watered it. I used small cuttings from my other arrangements to fill in the tiny spots that needed filling and had some space left over.
For this arrangement, I wanted a spiller to go on top, which is any plant that grows down in a cascading style so that it spills over the edge of the pot. For my filler in this arrangement, I used mainly rosette-shaped succulents as well as some small cuttings from larger plants.
I didn’t want to just discard my succulent so I decided to make it into a spiller! For this, I chose two succulents that stretched out and drooped downwards over time due to lack of adequate sunlight.
Where to Place Pots After Succulent Planting.
Succulents need indirect sunlight, which means they should be close to a sunny window. However, they must be far enough away that they don’t get scorched and sunburned from direct sunlight. Placing planters on dining tables, end tables, and bar counters is a great way to make the most of the space you have. The trick is noticing how your succulents respond to where you’ve placed them based on their preferences for heat or shade.
Succulents are a great option for those who want something low-maintenance and that will thrive with limited care.
They love sunlight, however, they can also be grown indoors. If you’re growing succulents outdoors, just make sure to provide some shade in the afternoons, but still, give them plenty of direct sunlight.
The best way to plant succulents is to mix the soil with a good amount of sand, create small holes in the soil and gently insert your succulents, leaving room for growth.
You can stack them on top of each other if you want to create a more layered look. Be careful not to plant too deep or too close together because it will inhibit their growth. After planting, give them plenty of water, especially during this hot summer season!
Conclusion on How to pot Succulent
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