One of the most important things to know about succulent care is that they need plenty of drainage so be sure to use soil made specifically for succulents. You can make your own potting mix with this DIY recipe from Get Busy Gardening. It’s also essential to use pots that don’t hold water. A low, wide container is ideal for quick draining and, of course, it must have holes in the bottom. You can even make your own rustic containers out of hypertufa. It looks like cement but it’s incredibly light and porous.

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