Master Succulent Care - 🌱 Repotting & Watering Tips

Repotting your succulent is an important part of its care routine, as it allows the plant to grow and thrive in a fresh, nutrient-rich environment. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to repot your succulent and when to water it afterwards.

1. Choose the right time: The best time to repot your succulent is during its active growing season, which is typically in spring or early summer. Avoid repotting during the dormant winter months when the plant is not actively growing.

2. Gather your supplies: You'll need a new pot that is slightly larger than the current one, fresh succulent soil or a well-draining potting mix, and some optional tools like gloves and a small trowel or spoon.

3. Prepare the new pot: Ensure that the new pot has drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. If the pot doesn't have drainage holes, you can create them using a drill or place a layer of gravel at the bottom to improve drainage.

4. Remove the succulent from its current pot: Gently tap the sides of the pot to loosen the soil and roots. Carefully lift the plant out, supporting the base of the plant with your hand. If the plant is stuck, you can use a trowel or spoon to loosen the soil around the edges.

5. Inspect the roots: Take a moment to examine the roots. If you notice any rot, brown or mushy roots, trim them off with clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. Healthy roots will be firm and white.

6. Prepare the new potting mix: Succulents thrive in well-draining soil. You can either use a pre-made succulent soil mix or create your own by combining regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand in a 1:1 ratio. This will ensure good drainage and prevent overwatering.

7. Plant the succulent in the new pot: Place a layer of fresh potting mix at the bottom of the new pot. Gently position the succulent in the center, making sure it is upright and at the same depth as it was in the previous pot. Fill the remaining space with the potting mix, pressing it down lightly to secure the plant.

8. Let the succulent settle: After repotting, it's important to let the succulent settle in its new home for a few days. Avoid watering it immediately to allow any damaged roots to heal and prevent the risk of overwatering.

9. Watering after repotting: Succulents are adapted to survive in arid conditions and prefer infrequent watering. Wait at least a week or until the soil is completely dry before watering your repotted succulent. This will give the roots time to establish and prevent the risk of root rot.

Remember, every succulent is unique, and factors like the type of succulent, pot size, and environmental conditions can affect the watering schedule. Monitor your succulent closely and adjust the watering frequency accordingly.

By following these steps and giving your succulent the proper care it needs, you'll help it thrive in its new pot and enjoy a healthy, happy plant for years to come. Happy repotting!

Avery Patel
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Avery Patel is a succulent blogger and social media influencer. She shares her passion for succulents with her thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok. When she's not creating content, she enjoys cooking and traveling.