A lot of people have gotten into the succulent and cacti craze, and for good reason—they’re precious! Succulents and cacti are among the easiest plants to take care of. They can thrive both indoors and outdoors, given the right circumstances.
Succulents and cacti are low maintenance plants. They can handle the hot weather outside on your patio and they’re drought tolerant, in case you forget to water them for a couple weeks.
That being said, I have a routine I try to stick to when repotting some of my succulent babies into their own little garden together.
1. Find a wide clay pot—the important thing is width, not depth, because their roots are generally shallow.
2. Fill the bottom with a layer of rocks/pebbles. Make sure to get some large enough for your pot size so they don’t just fall out the drainage hole. This helps with drainage so you can water them thoroughly without risking them sitting in water, and helps with humidity. *You want your soil to dry out between watering.
3. Fill the pot a little over halfway with potting soil. It’s up to you what to use and several types will work, but I prefer this kind.
4. Arrange your succulents! You don’t have to cram them up against each other to allow for some growth, but they don’t need to be miles apart, either.
5. Water! After you’ve packed the soil in around the plants and filled the rest of the pot, water your new succulent garden thoroughly. Then place them in the sun and let them thrive. *Succulents and cacti like bright sunlight so make sure they’re getting plenty of it wherever you decide to keep them.
Super simple! I try to water mine 1-2x a week, depending on the weather. Where I live it gets HOT out and even though these little babies can handle it, I like to make sure they stay nourished. If you have problems remembering to water your plants, try coming up with a watering schedule! Pick a day every week and a time to set aside. If there is a consistent time and date every week you know you’ll be home, make a date with your plants for some H2O.
If you try it out, let me know how it goes! What are your favorite kinds of succulents? Do you have any tips or tricks for me that have worked for you? Let me know!