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Pruning Succulents



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You just purchased or better yet created your own succulent garden container.  It is sitting in the middle of your patio table looking marvelous.  Then one day you notice that it's looking a bit unruly and you figure out that they are growing.  Even though potted succulents are slow grows they do GROW!  All plants even succulents will eventually need to be re-potted.  In the meantime how about giving them a little trim?  Here's a few tips to help.

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Pruning a potted succulent container is pretty simple.  Start by keeping the container clean of dead leaves or buds that have fallen off.  As you succulent starts to grow new leaves you need to remove the bottom ones closest to the soil.  If you don't the soil will not dry out completely between watering and the leaves will start to rot.  Just pinch them off with your fingers.  Did you know that removing leaves like this can encourage new growth in most potted plants?

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Now to the pruning part.  Succulents do best if pruned at the beginning of their growing season.  Spring time is the best time but that doesn't mean you can't prune though out the rest of the year, it just means Spring is best.  If your arrangement is grouped closely together you may need scissors or tweezers to get between the leaves without smashing them trying to move them out of the way.

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It goes without saying that this is a good time to remove any plants that look sick or dead.  You can fill in gaps with new plantings or cuttings off your existing succulents.   The last step we like is what we call pot topping.  Use decorative rock to cover the soil of the arrangement.  It really adds a lovely touch and gives the planter a finished look.

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