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Succulent Potting 101: How To Safely Pot Your Succulents

Succulent Potting 101: How To Safely Pot Your Succulents
Succulent Potting 101: How To Safely Pot Your Succulents

A quick and easy how-to for rehoming your succulents!

 

When your succulents arrive to their new home, they’ll be safely nestled in biodegradable, earth-friendly pots and ready to plant! You’ll want to plant them within the first few weeks of their arrival. Their biodegradable pots will easily hold up through 1-2 rounds of watering (~3 weeks) until they begin to soften/degrade, giving you plenty of time to pick the perfect pot (ideally one with drainage holes)!

Here’s how to pot your new succulents:

 

Pots With Drainage

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Well-draining soil (we recommend any organic cactus soil)
  • A pot with a drainage hole

Potting Steps:

  1. If your new pot is taller than your biodegradable pot, first add a layer of soil for the biodegradable pot to sit on (like a booster seat!)
  2. Set your biodegradable pot into the new pot.
  3. Surround the sides and top with more cactus soil.
  4.  Voila! 3 steps and you’re done!

 

Pots Without Drainage

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Well-draining soil (we recommend any organic cactus soil)
  • Any container that’ll fit your succulent! Grab a standard pot, mug, jar, etc.

Potting Steps:

  1. Add a layer of rocks to your pot.
  2. Add a layer of soil on top of the rocks (optional).
  3. Set your biodegradable pot into the new pot.
  4. Surround the sides and top with more cactus soil.
  5. Potting success!

 

*A note on watering: The easiest way to avoid over-watering your succulents is to pot them in a pot that has drainage holes. This allows the water to drain from the pot and the soil to fully dry, which will keep your succulent strong and healthy. However, your succulents can survive in pots without drainage holes, it’s just a little trickier! Here’s how to water in each instance:

If you have a pot with drainage, use a watering can or container with a lip (like a liquid measuring cup) to soak the soil at the base of the plant until a puddle begins to form out of the drainage hole. If you’re using a container without a drainage hole, you’ll use less water – only about a half cup. Check out our full watering guide for more watering information.

 

Snap pics of your babies in their beautiful new homes and tag us @sucstu!

 

Happy potting!

 

 


 

Additional Resources:

Preparing Your Succulents For Winter

How To Water Your Succulents Without Killing Them