Tips for Planting Succulents in Containers

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sedum succulentAngelia Stonecrop and Desert Rose Kalanchoe on my deck this Summer

Succulents make eye-catching container choices because they are easy to grow and they can be found in most any retail center. Today I am giving you Tips for Growing Succulents in Containers.


Tips for Growing Succulents

While planting succulents is pretty easy, today I want to share a few tips that will help keep plants healthy and happy.

  • Make sure the container you grow succulents in has proper drainage.  If succulents get too wet they will die.  To prevent this be sure your container can drain water rapidly.
  • Use a shallow container to be sure the succulent doesn’t get lost in the soil or potting medium.
  • Protect your container of succulents from all danger of frost. Some succulents do not like to go below 32*F. The plant will need to brought indoors away from frost and freezing dangers.
  • Succulent containers love a full sun windowsill or under lights indoors during winter months. Succulents will not do well away from sun or the proper light.
  • Be creative with succulents by planting in[eafl id=”29905″ name=”15lb. Bag Garden Pumice (Pumice, 1/8′ stone)” text=”15lb. Bag Garden Pumice (Pumice, 1/8′ stone)”]or other rock.

Bren’s Favorite Container Succulents


There are many different varieties on the market today making it super fun to add succulents to containers.  I recommend visiting your local garden center to see what they have in stock and ask questions before planting if you are new to succulent container gardening.

ENJOY …. and be sure to post lots of photos of your container on Twitter, Google, Facebook adding #gardenchat hashtag so we can all see!

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Happy Succulent Gardening,