Welcome to this post that will talk about when the best time is to water a succulent plant after repotting it. Often you might think that it’s straight away but that could harm the plant if it’s too much.
Instead, we often recommend that you wait a little bit, at least a few days up to a week. You shouldn’t worry since the succulent plant is a very hardy one that can manage rough environments pretty well.
Follow along and we will further discuss the best practices for watering succulents after repotting them.
When To Water Succulent After Repotting
Just like we said at the beginning of this article, the best practice when it comes to watering a succulent plant after repotting is to wait a little bit. This will make sure the plant can settle in and you won’t cause any unnecessary stress to the plant.
When repotting a plant we look for a few specific things, and they especially apply to succulents. The first would be that the pot has a small hole in the bottom to make sure that any excess water has the opportunity to leak out.
If there is no such thing in the pot then all the water will stay in the soil and eventually make the roots start to rot. This will quickly cause the plant to die. It will be visible by the color of the plant changing from its natural color to either yellow or even black.
Repotting the plant is a way of letting it have more ground to grow in, so make sure that the plant you are repotting to is actually larger than the one before. This will make sure the plant will establish itself nicely but will also have the chance to stay in this pot for its entire lifetime.
When it finally comes to the watering, which will be about 4 – 5 days after repotting, it will be done in small amounts. This is the best way to make sure you are overwatering.
Feel the condition of the soil to make sure it’s somewhere between wet and damp in texture.
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Why Is My Succulent Dying After Repotting
The most common reasons among basically all succulents dying from repotting are that the soil is too damp or simple transplant shock.
Both these things will cause harm to the plant as they negatively affect its health of the plant. The first reason can be fixed beforehand, just make sure that you barely water the soil at all before transplanting.
The first reason is what will cause a transplant shock in a lot of cases. It’s when the plant might have been too established in the previous place. Coming into a new uncomfortable area is what causes shock to the plant.
But making sure the plant has a great place to grow shouldn’t be an issue. Hold back on watering the soil and place the pot in a spot where the sun is shining a lot.
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What To Do After Repotting Succulents
As the plant will be shocked after repotting then there is not a lot we should be doing actually. The best thing is really to just leave it in a sunny spot where it can flourish and continue growing.
After about 4 – 5 days we can finally start to water the soil again. But this should not be done in large amounts as the plant is still trying to grow in this new place.
You might be aware already that the succulent plant is a very easy-to-grow variety that doesn’t require a lot of work. It basically comes down to keeping it in a sunny spot and watering the soil about every 2 weeks or so. Pruning and cutting of any sort should be avoided when repotting a plant.