How to plant succulents in containers
Succulents are amazing and beautiful plants which can store water in their thick leaves and this feature makes them a hardy plants and drought tolerant ones. These plants have more than 10,000 species that you can choose from you can either grow them in pot or outside, in any case you will have an amazing looking plant in your garden or a pot that you can enjoy watching every second of it.
plant succulents in containers & Can potted succulents be outside
Well the short answer is yes, because of their heat and drought tolerant features you can easily put them out side without any worrying, however because they are planted in pots and not in garden, you should pay attention to your plant and take care of it, like what kind of caring? Let`s discuss.
Well as mentioned before these plants are drought and heat tolerant but that doesn’t mean you should leave them alone without any water and always under direct sunlight, to be exact you should not let the soil of the plants dry out completely between every watering, what you should do is to keep one or two inches of the soil dry not all of it, under those two inches should be moist so that the roots of the plant stay fresh and safe.
About sunlight, succulents love it but there is one situation that you should be aware of, and that’s hot summer days which sun literally burns, in that time you should not let you plant to stay under sunlight for too long, after sometime you should get it in a shady place safe from hot sunlight that can burn your plant.
How deep do succulents need to be planted
in order to plant succulents in containers you have to consider some points. Well any container which is 4 inches deep is good but it is actually depends on your succulent and which type of succulent you are growing, there are two types that you should be aware of, first type grows horizontally and for this type your container needs to be wide in order to protect plant`s roots and let them grow freely.
Second type grows vertically and if your succulent grows like this you need to prepare a container so that all those roots remain unharmed. Be sure your container should have holes in the bottom of it for drainage. No matter what type you are growing always choose a container which is ½ inches larger that your plants roots or base of your plant, so that you would have no worries about roots getting stuck and compressed on each other.
Planting succulents in deep pots
First you need to s fill your pots with a soil that has good drainage like succulent or cacti soil, when you done doing that first you need to start planting with the largest and tallest plant you have, you can choose between in any variety and types you want different colors and texture will end up having a spectacular pot.
Once you done planting your larger plants, it is time to add smaller filler plants around it, you might ask what if I plant all of them really close to each other? Well the answer is you do not need to worry, they will grow in the amount of space that is given in the pot.
At the end clear your plant if it has any dirt or dust on it and then fill the empty spaces on the surface of the soil with rocks. Remember to water them only once in there or two weeks and let them have enough sunlight in day in order to keep them pretty sparse.
here you can see an ISI article about the Responses of Succulents to Plant Water Stress enjoy it!