The simple answer is yes, succulents can be composted, but there are some things to consider prior to throwing them in your compost pile. Succulents can propagate from cuttings and/or leaves so you might end up with succulent volunteers coming up out of your compost pile, or even in your garden after you’ve utilized your finished compost. If you have a hot compost pile, then volunteers should not be an issue. If you do not have a hot pile, it’s recommended that you shred or chop up your succulents before composting them. Given the high water content of succulents you’ll want to make sure and add some “browns” to your bin to balance out your moisture level. Also, if you are composting spiny cacti, then you will have to take care when handling it. The spines eventually decompose, but until they do, protect your digits with gloves!