Trimming succulents grown in-ground outdoors is best done in early spring just before new growth begins; year-round tropical species can be pruned nearly any time the weather or indoor temperatures are warm. Prune flowering varieties while dormant in the winter, or soon after blooming.
People also ask, will succulents regrow if you cut them?
Succulent roots will regrow after being cut. … If the plant is recovering from a disease or root rot, it may take a few weeks before you see an improvement in your plant. Just be patient and give it time to recover.
Similarly one may ask, how do you trim a succulent that’s too tall?
Use a sharp knife for cutting succulents that grow too tall so that the cut is not squashed. If you don’t have one at hand, you can also use (pruning) scissors, most succulents are tough. Make the cut as horizontally as possible in order to keep the cut and thus possible spot for dirt small.
Can I cut the top off my succulent and replant it?
Once you remove the top of your succulent, you can replant it in the soil and it won’t look so stretched out and leggy anymore. Grab a sharp pair of shears or a gardening knife. You should also wear a pair of gloves—some succulents have thorns and others have milky sap that can be irritating to your skin.
Succulents generally do best if they are pruned at the beginning of their growing season, however, you can prune anytime. … I generally prune my succulents in the spring after they’ve been growing indoors for the winter. They generally get quite stretched out and don’t look quite as nice as they did originally.
Simply snip off tops or ends of mature stems; the bare stems left on original plants will quickly sprout new stems. Allow the cut ends to dry and heal over a few days. When planting succulent cuttings, either wait a few days to insert into new soil or before watering those you plant immediately.