|A succulent rock garden|
Soil: Despite their association with the desert, these plants survive in soil, not pure sand. An ideal medium for both cactus and succulents consists of one-third each sterile potting mix, pea gravel, and compost.
Drainage: Root rot is the most dangerous enemy to cacti and succulents. Use pea gravel or coarse sand to ensure good drainage.
Light: Outdoors in the north, plant cold-hardy succulents in full sun; in the south, give them filtered light. Indoors, set plants in a south-facing window.
Water: Easy does it. Cacti and succulents have a great ability to store water, and need only a little additional moisture from us. Let soil dry out almost completely before watering.
Humidity: The dryer, the better.
Food: As a rule, cacti and succulents require very little supplemental feeding, if any.
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