How to Pot Up Succulents
Succulents have been growing in popularity because of their easy-care nature, gorgeous colours and geometric shapes, all of which make them ideal for a contemporary style or urban garden. If you or someone you love is crazy about succulents, see my
What you’ll need:
-Succulent of your choosing, either store-bought, “acquired” or propagated from your yard. I’ve chosen an Echeveria variety because it’s slow growing and won’t need repotting for a while
-Planting medium of 50/50 potting mix & perlite
-A pot of your choosing that is just slightly bigger than your existing plant
Ok, so the potting process is pretty straight-forward:
1-Toss a handful or two of perlite into the bottom of your pot
2-In a bucket, blend your 50/50 soil & perlite mix and fill your pot to 1 inch below the top of the pot
3-Gently lift your succulent from the store-bought pot and loosen the root ball, if necessary
4-Create a hole in the center or your potting soil the size of your root ball
5-Gently but firmly place the root ball into the soil, ensuring that the plant is level and straight
6-Using gentle pressure, press the succulent into its new pot, ensuring that its roots are fully covered with soil and top the pot off with more perlite
7-Give you succulent a good watering and place it in a sunny spot. Do not water again until the soil has dried out completely, then water well and leave it alone
So, that’s it. Potting up and caring for succulents can be easy as long as you remember that these plants are hardy and independent. Really, they are crazy easy to care for!
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