When you turn your succulent over, do you see white roots crowding the pot’s drainage holes? If yes, then it’s time to repot your succulents. If your pot is wobbly because of roots poking through, then it’s most definitely time to repot!
Hereof, how do you transplant succulents?
How to move succulents long distances
- Don’t water before moving. Watering succulents before moving them is a big problem. …
- Contain small containers. …
- Use nursery flats and trays. …
- Planters with handles. …
- Use a plant dolly or cart. …
- Secure containers and larger pots. …
- Keep cacti (and your hands) protected. …
- Shorten time in covered vehicles.
In this way, should you repot succulents when you buy them?
Make sure you repot your succulent after you purchase it with soil and potting mix that is nourishing for your succulent. You don’t want to wait too long before you repot it, I would safely say no more than 2 weeks.
Should you water succulents after transplanting?
It is generally recommended however, that you wait at least a week after repotting to water your succulent. Be sure the soil is dry, then wet it thoroughly without drowning it. … When the soil is dry, it’s time to water.
As a rule, succulent plants do not mind crowding whether the plants are grouped in one container or are alone and fully filled out in the container. Transplanting a plant that has filled its container will generally allow the plant to experience a new spurt of growth.
Transplanting Them Safely
Although generally slow growing, they do eventually outgrow their space and get crowded, either with their own chicks or pups, or because they’re planted too close to their neighbors.
As the used coffee grounds break down, they’ll add nitrogen to the soil, which is a vital nutrient for succulents. They’ll also help aerate the soil and improve drainage, and may even suppress weeds and keep pests away. … Brewed coffee grounds have a lot less caffeine, so they’re safe to use.
Repotting overgrown succulents: step-by-step guide
- Pulling from the base of the stem, gently remove all plants from the old container.
- Fill the new, larger pot partly with a gritty, well-draining soil like a cactus / succulent potting mix.
- Prune back any undesired leaves with a clean pair of scissors or pruning shears and arrange the plants in the new pot.
Sadly there is no way to re-attach it, but the original plant will grow a new head (or headS) and the broken piece will re-root. Just set the severed head on a dry window ledge in partial sun for a week or two until you see little pink roots. … And make sure you give the original plant plenty of light.
Succulent plants often need pruning just like any other kind of garden favorites, for size control, to shape them better, or to propagate them for more plants. And though most succulents can seal off damaged parts, it is always good to quickly remove broken, diseased, or dead leaves, stems and flower stalks.
Usually, novice gardeners give their succulents plenty of space to grow, which leads to a healthier plant. Your succulent may survive in a large pot, but such space does not encourage healthy growth. … While roots are more prone to rot in damp soil, pots with small amount of soil will not hold excess moisture.
When a plant suffers from wilted leaves after repotting, along with a host of other symptoms, it’s usually caused by the way it was treated during the transplant process. … Plants are especially vulnerable right before they begin to bloom, so always avoid transplanting in the spring.
Any type of all purpose potting soil for indoor plants will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh, sterile potting soil). … Succulents need a well draining potting soil, not one that holds moisture.