repotting succulents

I’ve talked about my love of succulents before. I’ve had them inside our apartment for less than two years and they grown so well and produced many baby succulents in that time. They were also starting to outgrow their pots so I took them all down for a sorting and repotting.
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I just cut off all baby plants that had formed on the sides and put them in their own pots. Succulents are just soo easy…just pop them in a new pot with earth and they’ll root and be happy.
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All done and ready to come back inside!
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18 thoughts on “repotting succulents

    1. Kristina

      Hi Brittany, I used potting soil for cacti, mixed with a little sand. No special reason other than that I had it at hand and felt it would work better than my usual container soil.

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  1. Serenity

    I bought a jade plant here last week. It was at a pharmacy type drug store that should have no business selling plants because it was obvious they didn’t water them since they were taken off the truck and they had a bunch of them in pots and the soil was all dried up. I shouldn’t have bought it and should have saved my money, but I felt bad for the little thing, so I bought the plant and brought it home and repotted it. I called my grandma who has had houseplants for years and she said to put it outside. That it is good to put your houseplants outside in the summer months, and that it was good for this particular jade plant. So I put it outside and within two days, the jade came back and flourished. It looks really good now.
    About a month ago, my grandma gave me 6 cuttings of her aloe plant. I seperated it and put it in three pots around my house.
    Your plants are pretty. If I go to Walmart today, I might go look down in the home & garden section to see what they have for succlents. But I am not good with plants at all…I have killed cactuse’s….yeah… :/ ….
    Hope you are well :)

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    1. Kristina

      I’m glad your jade plant is better :-). I actually let the soil dry out on the succulents often. I guess it’s better to keep them on the dry side than overwater them. I can check by the leaves if they need water (if they’re hard they don’t).

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      1. Serenity

        Yes, that is pretty what my Grandma said about the Jade and the Aloe plants. Thanks for the tip on that. I believe when the leaves are soft they are full of moisture(water) and hard when the lack moisture. Have you tried putting them outside during your months too?

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        1. Kristina

          I haven’t put them outside yet, but maybe I’ll try it. I found actually the opposite to be true, when the leaves are floppy they lack water. When the leaves are waterfilled they’re very hard.

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  3. laricci smunch

    Do you know of any succulents that are safe around cats? You would hope they wouldn’t try to take a bite, but you never know with those creatures…

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    1. Kristina

      I’m not sure, I did some research on that back when I got them and didn’t buy those that were definitely poisonous. Then again, on lots of plants there just isn’t any research. I have some ferns and other soft plants around which are edible and which the cats like to nibble on.
      I first had the succulents up on a higher shelf but they never touched them or seemed remotely interested, so I’m just taking the chance. I think it helps that they have suitable edible plants around so they don’t even think about trying the hard spiky ones. They mainly nibble on the sword fern, the maidenhair fern and the spider plant when they’re bored or trying to convey just how hungry they are ;)

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      1. laricci smunch

        That is perfect – I was thinking the same thing about giving them an “acceptable” plant to nibble on. I saw some adorable succulents for sale yesterday and thought of you – I really want to get some!

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    1. Kristina

      It really is simple. With the big one that had grown so high which you see at the back in the first photo, I even just cut off the head and put it back in soil. Even without the stem and all the roots, it grew right back in. Amazing :)

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