Years of experimentation finally led me to the perfect succulent potting mix. Personally, I think this is the best soil for succulents, and it’s very easy to prepare. In this post, I’ll share my recipe for succulent soil and show you exactly how to make it.
When dealing with succulent potting soil, I noticed it is quite light on the sand and usually retains more water than needed. Because of this, I decided to make my own succulent soil, which is both cheaper and easier to handle.
It is critical to choose the right potting soil! Succulents are drought-tolerant plants that do not require consistent moisture; therefore, their potting soil should be porous, well-draining, and have a lower organic matter content than traditional indoor soils.
The ingredients you need to make your own succulent soil:
🟤 All-purpose potting soil – this will be your base for your succulent soil. Make sure it’s fresh and use it on sterile potting soil.
🟠 Coarse sand – As you might be aware of, a porous and sandy potting soil is a suitable environment for succulents. Mixing your potting soil with sand is also crucial – cat litter box sand is what you need.
⚪ Crushed pumice – this is also necessary because it is a lightweight organic soil. It will help your plant retain very little moisture and will facilitate better drainage.
You’ll also need some tools:
▪ a measuring container
▪ a trowel
▪ mixing pot – which could easily be a bucket or a potting tray.
Finally, the succulent potting soil recipe:
▪ 3 parts potting soil
▪ 2 parts sand
▪ 1 crushed pumice.
The only thing you need to do is dump everything into your mixing container and stir it all together. To mix, use your fingers or a trowel. After you’ve finished mixing the ingredients, be sure they’re evenly distributed. It’s that simple. Your succulent potting soil is ready.