Planting and Transplanting

  • How long can I keep succulents in their original pots or trays?

    You can leave your succulents growing in their original pots or plug trays for up to a month, if you are not ready to transplant immediately upon delivery. To Keep Plants in Original Pots: Remove potted plants from any plastic carrier trays and spread them out to grow without shading each other...
  • When should I plant succulents outdoors?

    Outdoor planting times will depend on your climate. Spring and early fall are good seasons for planting in most regions, though summer planting is also possible in temperate climates. Try to plant in locations protected from extended periods of direct sun, particularly if temperatures exceed 80F....
  • Where should I plant succulents?

    For outdoor planting, pick a location that has great drainage and meets the Recommended Light Conditions listed on our website for each succulent variety you plant. In general, most succulents prefer filtered sun or afternoon shade when temperatures exceed 80F. Drainage Avoid low-lying areas an...
  • Planting succulents: step-by-step guide

    Try to plant in mild, dry conditions to reduce overstressing the transplant. Be sure to grow your succulents in a location that meets the Recommended Light Requirements specified on the each succulent's product page. Planting a Succulent Gently remove plant from its plastic container Loosen t...
  • How densely should I plant / space succulents?

    In Pots Plant spacing is mostly a matter of personal preference. Succulents can be planted right next to each other to get a bountiful, filled-in look right away. You may have to prune or re-pot relatively soon when the planting becomes overgrown or root-bound. To give the plants a little more r...
  • How fast do succulents grow or spread?

    Different varieties of succulents grow at different rates. The size and growth rate of a given plant depends on climate, soil type, watering, and fertilization. Slow varieties will stay nice and small in a pot, whereas fast, ground cover varieties (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/ground-cover-su...
  • Repotting overgrown succulents: step-by-step guide

    Succulents can become overgrown and root bound after a couple years of healthy growth. You can improve their appearance by lightly trimming the foliage, repotting them into a larger container with fresh soil, and ensuring light conditions and soil nutrients are optimal. How to Repot Overgrown S...
  • Stretched or overgrown succulents: what to do

    Stretched or Etiolated Succulents can grow tall and spindly when they are short on sunlight. As soon as you see signs of stretching, move the plant into sunnier conditions or install a grow light above it. Colors can come back with more light, but stretched succulents have to be pruned back into...
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