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.
Also question is, how do you transplant small succulents?
Hereof, is it bad to repot succulents?
The answer is no. Dormancy is the period when plant is alive but is not actively growing. … On average, you should repot your succulents every two years to make sure the soil is fresh and fertile and there is enough space for the plant to grow.
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.
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.
Cut off a piece of the succulent just above a leaf on the stem. You can cut off the top of the succulent, or you can cut off a new offshoot. Either will work!
Place the callused cutting on the top of succulent soil mix or for a long stem, insert it just slightly into the medium and use a small stake to hold it upright. Keep the container dry for a week and then mist the top of the soil. After the plant has rooted, give it the normal amount of water for that type of plant.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Succulents should only be watered after repotting once every week or two weeks, depending on how long it takes for their new home to dry out. Other factors can affect how often you need to water your plants, such as temperature, light exposure, and humidity.
You protect your skin from sunburn—so be sure to do the same for your succulents! Tossing a freshly repotted succulent into direct sunlight will often result in wilted, soft leaves and brown spots—aka a succulent sunburn! When repotting succulents, it’s important to gradually introduce them to direct sunlight.