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 Succulents

  1. Pulling from the base of the stem, gently remove all plants from the old container
  2. Fill the new, larger pot partly with a gritty, well-draining soil like a cactus / succulent potting mix
  3. Prune back any undesired leaves with a clean pair of scissors or pruning shears and arrange the plants in the new pot
  4. Fill the pot the rest of the way with soil
  5. Optional: cover the soil surface with a top dressing
  6. Place in the Recommended Light Conditions (see succulent product page)
  7. Leave dry 1-3 days, water deeply, then wait for soil to dry completely before re-watering