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.
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
How densely should I plant / space succulents?
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 like Sedum can spread up to 1" a month in the gro...
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...
How to build a succulent rock garden
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Succulents and rocks are a natural pairing. Rock garden succulents make it easy to grow a low-maintenance, water efficient garden that pops with color all year long. These varieties flourish in partial to full sun and can grow big and beautiful outdoors. Use the...
Succulent Ornament Care
Succulents make charming living ornaments that can easily last over a month hanging from a tree or as indoor holiday décor. Most can even be transplanted and live on after the holiday season is over. Here are a few quick care tips for your succulent ornaments, and what to do with them in the new...