Succulent Soil Mix for Central Louisiana (humid weather)
I have been trying to research and find exactly what mix of soil is best for succulents in humid climates. I have gathered the following recipe from different places but I just want to check to be sure that I have it as correct as possible.
1 part - Pine Bark (sift to remove fine pieces & dust)
1 part - Turface or Napa's Oil absorbent #8822 *bag should read "diatomaceous earth - (sift to remove fine pieces & dust)
1 part - Chicken grit or cat litter (sift to remove fine pieces & dust)
1 part - Perlite *the chunkier the better (sift to remove fine pieces & dust)
Once all these are mixed this is where I'm a bit confused. Take these parts and I read I should add them to the soil...but what type of soil and how much?
I also read that once my soil is ready it is also a good idea to top the planter with approximately 1" of pea gravel and not to water the repotted plants for about a week or so, allowing for the roots to callous over.
Also, use cinnamon to dust cuttings as natural fungicide?