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my first succulent

OK might sound strange, but yes this is my first succulent. I have put it in a terracotta pot, with a mixture of half hort grit and half Multi-purpose. I have also mulched with hort grit. Did I do right? Any other tips to looking after succulents.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,183

    What type of succulent is it Mark?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,988

    And watch out for Vine weevils in the roots. Many, if not all, succulents dislike insecticides, so spraying is not a good idea.

  • Hi Pansyface, I don't have the label to hand, but it has small orange/white daisy like flowers. I remember the name began with a 'D'

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,988


  • Hi Berghill, That's the fellowimage Any tips on aftercare

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,988

    Not really, they are fairly bomb-proof. Some of them are really hardy too. They can stand some frost as long as they are dry. I keep mine in an unheated very well ventilated greenhouse over winter and they seem to survive, even during the really cold winters of a couple of years ago.

    There are a fair number of different ones available these days too.

  • Thanks for that Berghill, I think I'll get some moreimage

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