Planting various kinds of succulents together is an appropriate idea. They can be grown together with the same care management. You can also do some elegant projects with them.
But what succulents can be planted together? I, myself, have done several experiments before. Today let’s share some of my experiences with you.
Succulents that have the same water, light, grow requirements and have a well color combination can be planted together. They can be grown together in two different categories: indoor and outdoor.
Requirements for growing succulents together
Succulents have a wide variety. There are more than 60 succulent plant families. So it’s natural that some of them don’t have the same growing season. Like Graptosedum, California Sunset grows in summer. On the other hand, Crassula (Jades) grows in the winter season.
Hence, you can’t plant different growers together. They won’t suit each other. You have to put the summer growers together as well as the winter growers together. Also, put the indoors and outdoors succulents differently together.
You have to look up the following criteria when growing succulents together. If they match these they can be put together.
There are a variety of succulents according to water needs. Some of them can go through a short drought period and some of them don’t need much water for a long period.
Succulents store water in their leaves. The thicker the leaves the more water they will contain. Succulents that have thicker leaves don’t need to water regularly but the thinner ones need to be watered from time to time as they don’t store water.
Also, the indoor succulents don’t need to be watered much often as outdoors. Some succulents need more water like Portulacaria afra variegata, Rhipsalis crepuscular, and Crassula arborescens undulatifolia “Ripple Jade”.
And some of them don’t need that much water: cactus and echeverias.
Some succulents can bear sunlight all day. On the other hand, some of them may get sunburn if kept exposed in sun for more than 5-6 hours.
So you have to know your succulents better. Make sure they have the same light requirements. Unusual sunburn and stretching cases are often seen.
This step is all about beauty and elegance. It won’t affect the growing time but you have to be skeptical about it. You know better than not every color doesn’t look good together.
The same goes for succulents. As succulents contain different colors, be careful about color arrangements. Put the green light, and color one together. Succulents also can change their color and shape according to sunlight.
What succulents can be planted together?
Indoor: Haworthia Zebra, Haworthia cymbiformis, String of pearls, Sempervivum calcareum. As these plants grow together indoors they can be planted together.
Outdoor: Echeveria Topsy Turvy, Echeveria Agavoide Christmas, Echeveria Neon breaker, and Echeveria painted lady.
Here are some plants that go together by genre :
Echeveria: Sedeveria, Graptopetalum, Graptoveria, Sedum, Kalanchoe, Peperomia
Haworthia: Kalanchoe, Aloe, Euphorbia, Gasteria, Portulacaria, Senecio.
Dormancy and care needs: Cacti, Lithops, Pleiospilos, Faucaria, Aeonium, Sempervivum, Caudex plants.
The beauty of your mega succulent pot depends on how you arrange them. You should plant the succulents according to their heights.
Plant the tall ones in the center. Then frequently go to the smaller ones to the side. The taller ones should be colorful and attractive. This will be the main attraction. Agaves, cannas, and Taros are ideal for this purpose.
Then plant which one has a fine texture. This will fill the gaps. Begonias, Dusty Miller, Cupheas, Lantanas, Pentas, and Plectranthus are recommended.
If your pot has a design in front keep the String of pearls in front. This will suit you well. To slow the growth rate of succulents you can plant cacti and succulents without any gape. Thus, you won’t need to report sooner.
Succulents are unique ornamental plants. They can increase the aesthetic vibe anywhere. You can take care of them easily. Some of the succulent fans always want to grow various kinds of them together. But they can’t do it for lack of space or other circumstances.
But if you plant your favorite succulents together in the same pot you can have all the fun you want. You can also do various kinds of experiments with succulent projects. But there’s just one condition. They need to have some requirements. I hope the above article has helped you to fill your requirements.