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Succulents

Succulents

Succulents are outstanding for gardening in low-moisture soil and rock gardens. These plants store water in their leaves, stems, or roots. They're easy to grow, and make a delightful addition to areas that may not grow much else.

Hens and Chicks - Hens and Chicks are easy to grow, and add a whimsical look to your garden. Plant Hens and Chicks in sandy soil with good drainage, and water generously upon planting. After planting, allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Some of the rosettes die off as others take their place.

Sedum - Plant potted sedum in sandy soil that drains well, adding compost or sand to promote drainage. Make sure the root ball is level with the new soil. Water in well, and water during dry spells.

Rose Succulents - Plant in well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry out between waterings. Deadhead the plants every 3 to 5 years. These succulents also make great potted and patio plants.

Growing succulents in pots - Succulents make great potted plants, requiring little more than adequate sunlight. Succulents should be potted in a fast-draining mixture designed for succulents and cacti. You can make your own succulent soil by mixing perlite or other inorganic material with potting soil. Potted succulents should not be allowed to sit in water. If your plant does show signs of overwatering (softened leaved or yellow or white coloring), remove the plant from the pot, cut brown or rotted roots, and repot.

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