Sand alternatives for pot drainage


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I'm planning to propagate Jasmine from cuttings and people said to put sand (river sand or M-sand) into a pot along with soil for drainage. I don't have sand so I'm wondering what alternatives to sand can I use for drainage. I have pebbles so I could put that at the bottom of my pot. My pot has holes at the bottom so do I even need to add sand for drainage or just use 100% soil? Thanks
 
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I'm planning to propagate Jasmine from cuttings and people said to put sand (river sand or M-sand) into a pot along with soil for drainage. I don't have sand so I'm wondering what alternatives to sand can I use for drainage. I have pebbles so I could put that at the bottom of my pot. My pot has holes at the bottom so do I even need to add sand for drainage or just use 100% soil? Thanks
No matter what you plant in containers, if, when the soil is saturated it rapidly drains you don't need to use sand or pebbles. Before you plant, test the soil and container to see how fast it drains.
 
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I'm planning to propagate Jasmine from cuttings and people said to put sand (river sand or M-sand) into a pot along with soil for drainage. I don't have sand so I'm wondering what alternatives to sand can I use for drainage. I have pebbles so I could put that at the bottom of my pot. My pot has holes at the bottom so do I even need to add sand for drainage or just use 100% soil? Thanks
Andy pebbles are fine just to put across as a layer and when your plants in, i always do a layer on top as it helps the plants from losing moisture.
 

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