Succulents are both heat and drought tolerant. Stack your pots. Fill glazed pots with a mixture of 3 parts moistened potting soil and 1 part sand (or use Cactus mix). Put the small pot inside the larger one, leaving room toward the front. Plant succulents shoulder to shoulder. "Water only when the soil is dry to the touch, but don't mistake low water for no water,"
Store potting soil in an old washtub with a lid!
ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
When planting succulents in containers use commercial cactus soil, which usually contains finely milled peat and sand. To this, he adds a product called Turfis, used by bonsai experts to aerate the soil, but says fine gravel works equally well. Mix the cactus soil and gravel in equal proportions and, voilà, the ideal planting medium.