Determining the pot size for your succulents’ healthy growth seems quite difficult. However, many professional gardeners recommend a container that is 10% larger in diameter than the width of your succulent. For instance, if your chubby green has a width of 4-inches, a pot with 4.5-inch diameter will be ideal for it.
Then, does pot size matter for succulents?
The ideal size of a pot for most succulents is that it’s about five to ten percent bigger than the size of the plant at the surface. … Not only do they have a good sized drainage hole, but the clay sides are porous and allow air exchange – just what succulents like.
Considering this, how deep should succulents be?
Some sources recommend preparing the soil three inches (8 cm.) deep, but others say at least six inches to eight inches (15-20 cm.) down is necessary. The deeper, the better when adding the outdoor succulent soil to your bed.
Do succulents like to be crowded?
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.
Mini succulents can stay in small pots anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even years. … Simply take it out of the pot and repot in a larger container. If you don’t feel like repotting the entire plant, you can trim the plant to keep it small and take little pieces to propagate and grow elsewhere.
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!
When choosing a pot, choose a pot that is 1-2” larger than the current size if the plant is currently in a 10” pot or smaller. If your current pot size is >10”, choose a pot that is 2-3” larger in diameter.
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.