Succulents, such as Aloe Vera, Agave and Dudleya, are favored as houseplants because they require little care. Many succulents will thrive in a sunny window with a southern exposure and will multiply in the pot as they grow. When choosing growing pots for succulent plants, look for pots that are only slightly larger than the plant itself. A pot that is too large can retain more moisture than needed and lead to root rot of the plant.
Select a planting container appropriate to the size of the succulent and fill the bottom with an inch of pea gravel.
Fill the container half full of cactus potting soil. If cactus soil isn't available, mix together 2 parts sand, 1 part potting soil and 1 part peat to use as potting soil for the succulent.
Place the root ball in the container on top of the soil mixture.
Add enough additional soil to completely cover the root ball and cause the soil level to become even with the crown, or base, of the succulent plant.
Allow the soil around the succulent to dry to a depth of 1 1/2 inches before watering the plant. A good way to determine how deep the soil is dry is to insert a pencil (or chopstick) into the soil and determine the moisture depth from the wetness on the pencil.