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Post Your Spring Succulent Photos

westes Zone 9b California SF Bay
5 months ago
last modified: 5 months ago

What do you have going on this Spring in your succulent garden? Post some photos.

I planted three large raised beds last Fall, and this is a photo of two of the plants from that. The succulent at the bottom is actually 10 times more spectacular to the naked eye than the photo can convey. The rocks around it are also much more colorful than the photo suggests.

I played around with using smaller pumice (around 1/16" or 1.6 mm) even though that is generally recognized to be too small for a soil mix. It is too small. During periods of week-long rain, the soil is definitely never draining out properly and the plants show water stress (although they never die, and the soil does quickly drain once the rain stops). The big discovery was that 1/8" (3.2 mm) pumice particles are nearly perfect. The plants love them, and they drain very effectively when matched to other soil components of similar size.

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