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Question:

Hi Cassidy,
I love all the tips you have about succulents! Thank you so much! I have a quick question. Can I use 1/4″ pebbles I found at the beach for a top dressing or will the potential salt content be an issue?

Answer:

You can definitely use those! If you’re concerned about the salt, you can give them a good rinse before using them as a top dressing. You may also want to sterilize them in case they have anything growing on them.
Some people have found success by putting them in the oven to sterilize them. You could try that after washing and drying them. I would put them in an oven on low heat, around 250° F for a couple of hours. After they’ve cooled, you can add them to your soil.

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