After years of trying and trying, I finally came up with the perfect succulent potting mix recipe. Personally, for me, this is the best soil for succulents, and it’s super easy to prepare! In this post, I will share my recipe and show you exactly how to make your own succulent soil. Keep reading and check it out.
The first thing I notice when I buy commercial soil mix for succulents is that the soil is quite light on the sand and they usually hold more water than I would like. Thus, I decided to make my own succulent soil which is not only cheaper, it’s also easy to manage.
Now, when you are choosing the right potting soil, you need to know this step is quite crucial! Hence, the best potting soil for succulents is a well draining potting mix. So, you need a good potting mix of porous soil so you can prevent overwatering for your succulents.
The ingredients you need to make your own succulent soil are also accessible, all you need to do is look for:
– All-purpose potting soil – this will be your base for your succulent soil. Thus, make sure it’s fresh and you use it on the sterile potting soil.
– Coarse sand – As you might be aware, a great environment for succulents to grow is a porous sandy potting soil. Thus, mixing your potting soil with sand is also crucial; hence, I would recommend the stuff they sell for use in a sandbox.
– Pumice – this is also necessary because it is a very lightweight organic soil amendment. It will help your plant retain very little moisture and will help add better drainage for succulents. In other words, it does exactly what we want, faster drainage for succulent potting soil.
Along with these ingredients, you’ll also need a few other supplies such as a measuring container, a trowel and a container for mixing which could easily be a bucket or a tabletop potting tray.
Finally, the succulent potting soil recipe is:
– 3 parts potting soil
– 2 parts coarse sand
– 1 part perlite.
All you need to do is dump everything into your mixing container and stir it all together. Use a trowel, or your hands to mix it. Just make sure the ingredients are evenly mixed once you’re done. That’s it. Told you it was easy to make your own potting soil for succulents.