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Potting Soil Recipe for Cacti and Succulents

Perfect drainage makes this recipe succeed

Length: 1:13

The Recipe
5 parts perlite
4 parts bagged potting soil
1 part coarse sand
Pinch of rock dust

Top-dress the container soil with small river rock, gravel, aquarium stone, or a fine-grade roofing gravel to keep the crowns of the plants from rotting.

To increase acidity just slightly—something all succulents like—add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to 5 gallons water when watering.

Shot by: Kate Geruntho Frank; Edited by: Cari Delahanty

From Fine Gardening 125, pp. 42-47