Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Some Succulent Re-Planting

I have taken a new-found interest in succulents, for some reason, 
after pretty much ignoring them my whole life. 

I've been transplanting some because I find they 
outgrow their containers before I know it! 

This is the container into which I transplanted today. 

I got it last week at Tractor Supply, and I love it.  

I really know how to style pictures, don't I? 

My son Jim drilled two holes in the bottom, because, in fact, it is not really  a 
planter per se, but a "holder" for plant pots. 

Because I was planting succulents, I was not too worried about leakage... but I did do this: 

I covered the hole with part of this morning's Kansas City Star. 

Here is what I have been using for my succulents.

Look at the roots when I pulled the plants out! 

Here they are after re-potting... you can't see from this picture, 
but there are baby aloe plants all along that center stem.  I am going 
to end up repotting this one again, I believe! 

Then, I took the empty aloe pot, and transplanted this plant into it
(fresh dirt) as soon as it was empty.  The leaves of this came off... at least, many did... and I stuck 
them down into the dirt, and believe I will get a bunch of little plants off it. 
Hope my friends are all wanting some succulents! 

I just realized I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. 

Oh, well.  

I am loving growing these... and am going to run out of space soon! 

Do any of you grow succulents? 


  1. Hari OM
    I adore succulents and cacti and used to grow a great many varieties... strange thing is that this very day I have been potting up cuttings! Not of succs - they all go left behind in OZ. Here I had only the one umbrella tree, which had actually been mind from way back before I emigrated down under; which makes that core stem close to 40 years old. Sisters have had cuttings off it since then. I reclaimed the pot from the father and have had it for nearly three years, pretty much untouched apart from a water once a month. Today it got two branches take off it for rooting and refreshed for itself. Here's hopin'!!! Were we neighbours, I'd be taking a few of those littlies off your hands &*> YAM xx

  2. So pretty. Mom loves succulents
    Lily & Edward

  3. MOM has a BUNCH of the Succulents... OUTDOORS ONLY. YOURS are Grrrrrreat.

  4. I started some last year, they quickly out grew the pot. I had them all together, now they need their individual homes.

  5. From the looks of the root, I'd say it was TIME for a replant! - lol

  6. My aloe grows so fast that I end up planting it outside in the summer. It dies once the cold hits but I have exhausted friends and family to take any more. I have 6 pots inside that always need thinning out. It is the one plant I can not kill!

  7. Love that container. Will have to see if our Tractor has one.

    Yes, I grow a few Hen and Chicks. Have some other ones in a fairy garden. I think some of them made it thru the winter. Not that we had much of one. But, I didn't bring them inside.

  8. My husband came home yesterday and told me about a huge container of succulents that was on sale at Lowes yesterday, or maybe it was HD. Anyway, he just told me about it, did not get it for Pete's sake. I doubt it will be there today.

    I've never grown them but want to. Yours is going to be so pretty, and can come indoors next fall, right? I have an empty old bird bath outside and thought about planting them in that as our birds don't need water, with the pond right next door. Only I wouldn't be able to bring in a large birdbath next fall. Would they overwinter, I wonder?

  9. I like succulents, but I don't seem to have much luck with them! Crazy, I know, because I hear they're supposed to be easy!

  10. Love the planter you are using. I like succulents, they do so well pretty much leaving them alone. I am great with plants that survive on their own...haha

  11. Looks great. I had a couple of them last year but they did
    not make it.

    M : )

  12. Right now we aren't growing anything butt mom says she's growing older.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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