2022 – Repotting ‘Live’

Photos by Ralph Olliges and Nikki Murdick

After a two-year hiatus, in-person HSCSS club meetings resumed in March with Mike Hellmann and Don Lesmeister sharing the basics of succulent repotting. Hellmann said a variety of basic tools – from kitchen tongs to tweezers – will get the job done. Be sure to use moist, highly porous soil and lightly tamp to avoid air pockets. Add top dressing and a plant label stick to complete the potting job. Since repotting is stressful for plants, don’t repot and prune at the same time, and wait a few days before watering. Wait longer before considering fertilization.