How to Repot and Care for a Succulent


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We received this beautiful planter from Virginia Johnson recently and have been wanting to buy some succulents to place on our back patio for the summer.  This one was perfect and so we picked up a couple plants to compliment Virginia's signature print painted beneath a rustic glaze. Repotting is quite simple once you now, here's how we repotted them.



To Repot:
To start, remove the succulent from it's original pot.  Gently loosen off excess soil surrounding the roots so you can see them dangling a little.  Use a cacti or succulent mix of soil which contains vermiculite or perlite.  Pour a few rocks on the bottom of the new pot for drainage.  Then add a bit of the cacti soil mix.  Create a hole for each plant individually and wrap new soil around each plant so they are nice and snug in their new spot.  We add a little water after repotting just to settle everyone in. 

To Care For:
To care for a succulent, be sure to place it in a natural sunlit spot.  Let soil dry out completely before watering, and water sparingly to avoid root rot.




We love this combination of succulents and cacti together.  Makes for a nice summer centrepiece on our patio table.

Jan Halvarson

10 comments:

Kristin Fleming said...

What a great guide! Every time I get succulent I end up killing them.

Lady Grey said...

I really appreciate this post - I just bought 2 adorable succulents but I honestly have no clue what I'm doing with them! Thanks :)

Megan said...

Thank u for this! I have three I need to re- pot. I didn't think about all of them making a cute display like yours! Gonna try it!

Anoushka Wroblewski said...

ohhhhh let the water dry out! i am terrible with my house plants i watered them too often in the begining and now not sure i've watered enough! nice simple tips thanks!

heather gilmour said...

Great guide, I will try like you say.
Every time when decide to grow some plan soon or later it dead and I don't know how.
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heather gilmour said...

Great guide, I will try like you say.
Every time when decide to grow some plan soon or later it dead and I don't know how.
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Nina Leung said...

I was just wondering how to do this. I have a few succulents my grandmother gave me that I need to repot. Great timing! Thanks!

Lindsey Williamsom said...

How can I determine if im planting succulents with the same watering needs? I just dont want to ignore one plant that needs to be watered a bit more often.

Amy Mcfarlane said...

I wa told by a cactus guy at a flower show that when you water them you need to get them saturated. Too many people think they just need a teaspoon of water by they need a good drink. Then they should be left to completely dry out before watering again. It seems to work for me so far.

Amy Mcfarlane said...

I wa told by a cactus guy at a flower show that when you water them you need to get them saturated. Too many people think they just need a teaspoon of water by they need a good drink. Then they should be left to completely dry out before watering again. It seems to work for me so far.

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