DIY Succulent Potting Mix

Use this well draining potting mix to keep your succulents healthy and happy!

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 3 parts traditional potting mix
  • 2 parts course sand or crushed granite
  • 1 part perlite


  1. Combine any amount of ingredients in a large container (in the 3:2:1 ratio as listed above) and mix well by hand. 

  2. Be sure to use a pot with a drain hole and put rocks, pebbles, or pottery shards at the bottom of the pot to allow water to drain.

  3. Use this potting mix for succulents or cacti, watering approximately once every week or two.