Making your own succulent soil is not only cheaper than buying commercial stuff, it’s also super easy!
The best potting soil for succulents is a well-draining mix. Using a good potting mix of porous soil is extremely important to prevent overwatering.
– 3 parts potting soil – 2 parts coarse sand – 1 part perlite
Any type of all regular potting soil will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh and sterile).
You could use any type of sand, but to ensure fast drainage for succulents, I recommend buying a coarse sand rather than the really fine stuff.
Perlite is a very lightweight organic soil amendment. It’s the white pieces that look like Styrofoam that you see in many commercial potting mixes.
Dump everything into your mixing container (bucket, potting tray, wheelbarrow, etc.) and stir.
Store your succulent potting soil in an air-tight container. You don’t want pesky bugs getting in there.