Recommended Products for Growing Succulents

Growing succulents is fun and easy!  There are, however, some recommended products that make growing succulents even more successful.  The items we have on this master list will help you grow and care for your favorite succulents!  Grow the most beautiful and healthiest cactus and other succulents!
 


We recommend Dr. Earth as the best cactus and succulent soil mix.Dr. Earth Exotic Blend Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix

One of the most important elements for growing healthy cactus and other succulents is providing the right soil.  Succulent soil requirements are a little different than potting mix used for other houseplants.  On our site we have published articles about making your own succulent soil mix.  If you prefer to purchase a premixed succulent and cactus formulation we recommend the organic Dr. Earth brand.  Read more here…

 


The best fertilizer for cactus and succulents is Dr. Earth Root Zone Fertilizer.

Dr. Earth Root Zone Succulent Fertilizer

While most succulents do not need to be frequently fertilized some do greatly benefit from the occasional boost.  If you choose to fertilize your cactus and other succulents we recommend the organic Dr. Earth fertilizer for succulents called Root Zone.  Read more here…

 


The Bodear 3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter is the best for succulents.Bodear 3-in-1 Soil Tester Kit with Moisture, pH Value and Light Sensor

Soil moisture testers are an often overlooked but invaluable tool to grow better house plants especially succulents.  Overwatering or using pots that do not drain well will probably result in eventual death to your succulents.  Most succulents do much better if the soil is completely dry before you water again.  A simple method to check soil moisture is to put your finger about an inch down into the soil to physically feel the wetness or dryness.  However, that is not always practical or reliable.  The best way to ensure you water your succulents correctly is to use a soil moisture meter.  The one we recommend is the Bodear 3-in-1 Soil Tester Kit.  Read more here…

 


The best way to cleanse indoor toxins is with an Airy Natural Air Purifier pot.AIRY Natural Air Purifier

Succulents are excellent indoor air purifiers.  We write about six of the best succulents to clean the air here.  Using the AIRY purifier pot is a way to speed up and increase the efficiency of the air cleaning succulent plant.  The pot is designed to draw the maximum amount of toxic air through the roots of the succulent.  The roots are where most of the polluted air is transformed and cleansed.  Living microbes on the roots literally grab the toxic components and neutralize them to provide clean fresh air.  Read more here…

 


Clean office and home indoor polluted air with a Plant Air Purifier pot.Plant Air Purifier

Similar to the AIRY pot, the Plant Air Purifier will enhance the ability of your succulents to cleanse the air.  The Plant Air Purifier was the first pot of its kind specifically designed to clean indoor air with plants.  It uses a small electric fan to draw polluted air over the roots of the plants to quickly and efficiently clean the indoor air.  Read more here…

 


Recommended Harris diatomaceous earth organic food greade.Harris Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is beneficial for succulents in several ways.  It is a natural non-toxic mineral that kills and controls insects.  DE is also helpful if the succulent is not in well-drained soil.  Excess water is not good for succulents and diatomaceous earth will help dry it out.  Food-grade diatomaceous earth can be spread on the top or mixed right in with your succulent soil.  We recommend the organic food-grade Harris Diatomaceous Earth brand.  Read more here…


 

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