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Succulent plants composition

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Create a composition of succulents

Premising that, an apartment cultivation would not be very suitable, we will see below how to take care of these wonderful seedlings. They require great exposure to light, proper ventilation and adequate temperature, especially in the winter. It is necessary to have some tools necessary for cultivation: the choice of an adequate pot, possibly in terracotta, tools that include a multipurpose knife, a large spoon for decanting, small shears and compounds such as peat, potting soil, crushed stone and pebbles. Furthermore, it must be ensured that the substrate for succulent plants must be made up of 50% universal soil, 20% finely shredded inert material, expanded clay, crushed stone, brecciolina and the remaining percentage of non-calcareous river sand. The substrate must be draining to avoid dangerous water stagnations that would cause rottenness to the roots, the collar and the growth of dangerous fungi.


How to repot

An important operation is that of repotting, which should be performed when the roots come out of the bottom of the pot. We then proceed to the flaring of the plants, cutting the roots too long in the terminal part and before repotting we will proceed to close the hole of the pot with an inverted earthenware. It will be necessary to add coarse sand, then the finer one and some soil. The surface layer of the soil will be covered with mulch to prevent the growth of weeds. Mulch can be composed of the following materials: pumice, perlite, fine gravel, shredded lava material, pieces of bark and expanded clay. In addition to avoiding the growth of weeds and retaining a small percentage of humidity, mulching also serves as a decorative element

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