Asked by: Firas Saca
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

How do I make my succulents gritty?


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In respect to this, what does it mean for soil to be gritty?

Texture is the “feel” of your soil. Whether it feels coarse, gritty, smooth, or sticky, depends on the size of the particles; sand having larger particles and clay having small particles. Structure is the way different particles stack together.

One may also ask, is sand good for succulents? Coarse sand can be used in succulent soil recipes (you can see my favorite one here), but it should not be the primary ingredient. Sand doesn't retain a lot of water, but the roots of succulents do need some time to soak up water before it all dries out. Beach sand is generally too heavy and dense for succulents.

Similarly, it is asked, how often do you water gritty mix?

As a general rule, if I'm using the gritty mix I water my indoor plants every five to seven days, in a pot that has a drainage hole. But this may not be the right watering schedule for your succulent plants!

What is the best way to prepare succulent soil?

To make the perfect cactus potting soil mix, I add about 1/2 – 1 part more sand and perlite in my succulent potting soil for extra drainage.

The succulent potting soil recipe* I use is:

  1. 3 parts potting soil.
  2. 2 parts coarse sand (turface or poultry grit)
  3. 1 part perlite (or pumice)

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