How To Replant Succulents

Succulents are some of the easiest plants on this planet to keep alive, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. Have you ever noticed a succulent’s leaves getting crispy and dry while others stay green? Or that your plant is leaning to one side because of too much water at one end? These are signs your needs to replant succulents. Read this article for instructions on how to replant succulents and keeping them healthy in the future.

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How To Replant Succulents

The process to replant succulents is much the same as when you first got them. You’ll need a container to put your succulent in and a few tools. The pot’s pretty important, too. Succulent soil can dry out fast, so avoid using cactus soil or chick pea starter pellets. These types of soil are best suited to growing cacti and not succulents. You’ll have to find something a little different. Here’s what you’ll need:

With these tools in hand, it’s time to start replant succulents. Start by removing the plant from its old container. If there’s any dirt left on the roots, carefully shake them off. If there isn’t any dirt left, good work! If a little bit of soil is still clinging to the leaves and stem, that’s okay too.

  1. Find a pot that is the same size as the one you took your plant out of. If you used a plastic planter, it’s okay to put your succulent back in the same container. However, if you used a clay pot, I would recommend giving your succulent a new home because clay can hold too much moisture for succulents.
  2. Put some drainage holes on the bottom of your container using a drill or nail and hammer.
  3. Fill your container about 2/3 full with a light-colored, well-draining succulent soil. If you don’t feel like mixing your own, try a potting soil that’s made specifically for succulents. Once your container is full of soil, place your succulent in it, and fill in the rest with more soil until the plant is at the same level it was before.
  4. Water thoroughly to help settle the soil around the leaves and roots.
  5. Place your plant in a bright spot that gets about 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Some plants that live indoors will be okay with less light, but succulents are best left in a spot that mimics their native environment as closely as possible.
  6. Enjoy your new container and all the carefree days you have ahead of you!

Succulent Care Tips

  1. Be sure to feed your succulent a couple of times per week.
  2. After repotting, some succulents need extra water for a few days to balance the soil’s moisture and settle it in the new container. Wait until the plant has acclimated to the new soil before watering again. Filtered water is best for keeping plants healthy and green.
  3. Poinsettias , often used as holiday decor, are one of the most popular varieties of succulent out there. Find out more about this beautiful plant and its requirements by reading this article: How To Care For Poinsettias.
  4. When you’re looking for succulent care tips, don’t forget to check out our library of information at the top of the page. There, you’ll find even more tips on how to properly care for succulent plants in your home or garden!

How To Replant Succulents – Common Problems . . .

  1. When you replant succulents, it has “spines” or “teeth” growing out of it, the plant is trying to protect itself. If a leaf is growing shorter than the rest of the plant, and it’s sharp and pointy, then you’ve got a spiny succulent!
  2. If your plant seems to be drooping, chances are it needs more light. Find a spot with more sunlight or stronger artificial light or put your plant outside during the day for some much-needed light exposure.
  3. If it feels like your plant is turning brown, then it probably is. Succulents prefer bright light, but constant direct sunlight will often burn leaves. Be careful to protect your succulent from the sun’s rays too much if you don’t want to burn the leaves.
  4. Your succulent’s soil should be slightly damp, but never wet or saturated with water. Over-watering can cause the plant to rot and die!
  5. If your plant is dying, you should know there are a couple of things that can go wrong. First, the leaves can shrink and turn brown or they might be eaten away. Second, your succulent could be in the process of dying, which is also called succulent death. You’re probably thinking, “How do I know if my plant is sick?” Well, the best way to figure out if your succulent is dying is by looking at it! Look for signs of browning around the leaves and points where they’re decaying. If you see changes like these, it’s probably best to throw the plant out or give it away to someone who will take care of it. If you’re not sure whether or not your plant is in danger, call us and we’ll help you diagnose the problem.
  6. Your succulent might be thirsty! The worst thing you can do is over-water your succulent! Remember that the soil should always be slightly damp, but never saturated with water.

What’s the best way to transplant a succulent?

Because succulent gardening are so easy to transplant, they make a great gift. If you’re giving a friend or family member a plant in a pot, be sure to know the how-to’s of succulent planting so you don’t hurt the plant or risk it dying. Here’s what you’re going to need:

With these tools and supplies, it’s time to get started with How To replant succulents. First, find an appropriate pot for your succulent transplant. If you replant succulents on a larger scale, consider using a pot slightly larger than the one you removed your plant from. This ensures ample space for the roots that may extend beyond the current container. The pot should be nice and light so it’s easy to carry around.

  1. Decide where you’re going to put your succulent transplant when it’s done or decide what kind of decor will compliment your plant. For this tutorial, we’re planting it in a dry riverbed, but you could also replant the succulent in a pot or use it as decor as is.
  2. Fill your container with succulent soil up to about 2/3 of the way. This will be enough space so that the plant will have room to grow while being lifted out of its old container without spilling water over the edges and onto your new soil.
  3. Carefully place the plant in the soil. If you’re moving your succulent, gently nudge it into place so it’s in a nice, relaxed position.
  4. Follow any planting instructions on the package to make sure your plant settles into its new home.
  5. Water your plant to settle the soil around the roots and get water to seep into every nook and cranny of the plant’s leaves.


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