Ok, so I've recently amped up my indoor gardening. It kinda just all happened at once! I was tending the couple old plants I had, and decided to buy a few new ones, then one thing led to another, and next thing I know, there's a jungle in my kitchen! And I love it!
But anyways.... there's a wealth of information to be collected about plants, and growing them, here online, but sometimes ya just can't find what ur lookin for, no matter how much surfing you do.... that's why I've chosen to sign up in a discussion forum! There's no better knowledge & advice (IMO), then that of the very people who have first hand experience on the subject.
- So my first question must be REALLY DUMB, cuz I couldn't find anything online, where anyone has asked, or discussed the same question... here goes! I can't help but wonder, if the "pea gravel/pebbles" on the top layer of my aloe/succulent medium, could hinder or prevent the growth of "pups/offsets"??? Is there nothing to be concerned over in this? My offset producing succulents will make babies just fine, even with a layer of pebbles covering the entire top of the pot???
And secondly, I've just tonight, mixed my own succulent medium, in preparation for the various succulent cuttings I have coming in the mail. My concern is in the fact that I don't have any perlit. Due to matters beyond my control, I've recently become primarily "home bound", so a trip out most likely won't come for a bit.... I've got potting soil, good sand, and a whole lotta pea gravel/pebbles tho, so what I've done is: 50% soil, 50% sand, and a bit of pea gravel/pebbles listed throughout. Also a layer of pebbles at the bottom of the pot, and a final layer on top. Does this sound like it will suffice in carrying out healthy succulents, which remain ALIVE? Lol!
And last but not least..... Are "sedum spurium / voodoo" plants a true succulent? I had a few given to me today by a nice old man w/ a nursery nearby, and would like to try my hand at growing them... however that may be.. hopefully indoors, and either treated as a straight up succulent, or pampered a lil more if necessary, just depending on what it needs. I found very little about these guys online.......
Thanks in advance, for taking the time to read and respond! I'd also love some "regular contacts", who enjoy and/or have experience w/ succulents, and houseplant growing in general.... hint hint (if possible)!! Thanks again, Erika