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The Best Recipe To Make Your Own Succulent Soil

After years of trying and trying, I finally came up with the perfect succulent potting mix recipe. Personally, this is the best soil for succulents, and it’s super easy to prepare! I will share my recipe and show you exactly how to make your own succulent soil.

The first thing I noticed when dealing with potting soil for succulents is that is quite light on the sand and it usually retains more water than needed. So, I decided to make my own succulent soil which is not only cheaper, but it’s also easy to manage.

Choosing the right potting soil is quite crucial! Because succulents are drought-tolerant plants that do not require consistent moisture, their potting soil should be porous and well-draining and have a lower percentage of organic matter than traditional indoor soil mixes.

The ingredients you need to make your own succulent soil are also accessible:

– 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 sandy potting soil is a great 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.

All you need to do is dump everything into your mixing container and stir it all together. Use a trowel or your fingers for mixing. Just make sure the ingredients are evenly mixed once you’re done. That’s it. Your succulent potting soil is ready.

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