WHY I PLANT IN PUMICE
The #1 reason for killing your succulents is overwatering. Let me explain why. Your plants NEED water. In fact when they ARE watered they like to be drenched. People’s biggest mistake is lightly watering them too often. They like to have a downpour (just like they would in nature) and then dry out. The soil is a big culprit. Succulents don’t like “wet feet”. So you need a fast draining soil that won’t let them sit and get soggy. Now this is where the pumice comes in. The pumice releases stored water quickly during drainage, brings oxygen to the root zone, allows carbon dioxide to escape, and improves air circulation. So.. NO ROT. When I started 2/3 cactus soil & 1/3 pumice I was amazed how everything changed. I also do a 1 inch “top dressing” with the pumice (because its so pretty!). I also always propogate with pumice as well. If there’s a succulent that I like and I want more of I will just pop off a leaf from the bottom and lay it on top of the pumice. Make sure you get a clean break from the Mama plant or it won’t grow. In about 2 weeks you’ll see the new baby start to grow! In 1 month there’s a micro succulent ready to be planted in it’s own pot. This is so addicting. I lot of my succulents weren’t getting enough sun and started “stretching” so I propagated all of the leaves and was left with about 400 baby succulents!!! I didn’t expect all of them to live but with the pumice every single one had a baby! If you want to buy pumice for your succulents click here. Also- check out there GORGEOUS instagram feed here.