When your succulents arrive with wet and bare root. The first thing you should do in this situation is putting the succulent in an airy place and let the roots air-dry for about 2-3 days. After that, you can re-pot your succulents in suitable pots with a good drainage hole.
Beside above, how long can succulents be bare root?
The roots shouldn’t be exposed to light but if you’re mailing them lots of people have mailed succulents suck bare root for several weeks and they’re fine, just thirsty on arrival.
In respect to this, how do you transplant bare root plants?
The most common way of doing this is to dig a trench deep enough to accommodate the plant roots in a shady and wind-protected area. After soaking the roots for several hours, lay plants in the trench at an angle, then cover the roots with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch with moist sawdust, straw, or shredded leaves.
What to do when you first buy a succulent?
It is actually a good idea to repot your newly purchased plants as soon as you can. Here’s why it’s a good idea to repot: You want to get that plant into a well-draining potting mix suitable for cacti and succulents.
How to Plant Succulents in Pots without Holes. By adding a layer of rocks, pebbles, stones or pumice (or a combination of these) in the bottom of the pot, you can create a layer for drainage. This can help prevent root rot by allowing for excess water to drain out of the soil and into the rocks in the bottom.
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.
A general rule of thumb is to repot succulents every two-years, at least as a way to provide fresh fertile soil. The best time to repot is at the beginning of a succulent’s growing season – this gives the plant the highest chance of survival.
Keep the roots moist and do not allow the plants to freeze. Remove the packing material from the roots, and then soak the roots in a bucket of tepid water for about 30 to 60 minutes, but not longer than two hours. Keep the roots moist at all times before and during planting.
Caring for a bare-root plant
It is essential that the roots of a bare-root plant don’t dry out. Be sure to soak the roots in winter as soon as you receive your plants. If you can’t plant immediately – if the soil is frozen, for example – heel them in until the weather improves.