Mini succulents can stay in small pots anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, or maybe years. It all depends on the sort of plants you’re using and therefore the care they’re receiving. Eventually, they’re going to begin to outgrow the small pot as they still grow.
If you don’t move the plant and keep it within the same pot, you’ll begin to note the plant looking unhappy, or the plant spilling out of the container. If there are holes within the pot, you’ll even see roots growing out of the holes. These are all signs that they’re outgrowing the pot and wish to be repotted.
Simply take it out of the pot and repot during a larger container. If you don’t desire repotting the whole plant, you’ll trim the plant to stay it small and take little pieces to propagate and grow elsewhere. It’s up to you.
If the plants aren’t planted in soil and you start to note roots growing, you’ll carefully pull the plant out and plant it in soil.
How Long Do Mini Succulents Live?
It depends on the environment they’re in and therefore the care they receive. Typically, they last longer when planted in soil instead of when glued on or placed in sphagnum or coir materials. When planted in soil, their roots will have something to carry on to and secure themselves.
When the plant becomes rooted in, they’re ready to absorb the water from the soil better than when the roots aren’t holding on to something or are glued or attached to something. They also get some nourishment from the soil they’re planted in. When given the right care they will live for an extended time, from a couple of months to even years within the same pot or container.
Generally, it’s time to get rid of your young succulents or cacti from the planting tray when their size is mature enough that they won’t be damaged by handling and transplanting. Don’t rush this process, though: It’s better to stay them during a more confined area a touch longer than necessary than to uproot them before they’re ready. Usually, it’s time to replant after six months approximately.
Because their root balls are fairly tight, succulents are pretty easy to transplant. Gently loosen the soil round the base and lift, without tugging on the roots, until the plant comes loose. Use your fingers to clear off the old soil and any dead roots which may be hanging off.