Additional Succulent Care Tips
Can sand be used to grow succulents?
It is thought that succulents seem to thrive in the sand in the wild, but they prefer soft and rocky soil, which requires nutrients to grow well. When used alone, the sand will become dense over time, resulting in excessive moisture in the container. The best potting medium for succulents is a medium specially formulated for cacti and succulents, or a mixture of well-drained mixed soil, coarse sand, and perlite/pumice.
Can you start succulents from seeds?
Yes, it is. Succulent seeds can start to grow in shallow, humid indoor soil (much like other plant seeds), but they grow slowly, usually six months to one year after germination, to reach transplant size.
Why are the leaves of my succulents falling?
Like many plants, the lowest leaves on the stem (closest to the potting mix) will eventually wither and fall. It is normal, and there is no need to worry about it. However, if the top leaves are dying, it may indicate excessive watering, pests, or diseases.