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It's best to replant your new plants as soon as possible. If you can't get to them right away, at least open the bags and place them in a cool, shady spot. When you are able to plant, here are some helpful hints:
Sempervivum-Trim roots (if present) and plant into well-drained soil. Make sure to press soil firmly around roots and try to keep the crown at the soil line. Water in to settle soil around roots and place in semi-shady spot for a week or two. Keep an eye on soil moisture and avoid allowing soil to completely dry out until new roots form.
Other Hardy Succulents-Most of these are sent with some soil and root ball still intact. Loosen the soil, which should loosen the roots. Plant into well drained soil and water to saturation. Place in a semi-shady spot for a week. Generally these will need regular watering until established. Pinch growing tip to encourage more basal growth.
Drainage is key to the survival of succulent plants. Remember that most of these plants originate on mountainsides in dry climates and poor soil conditions. The easiest way to kill succulents is by over watering. Watering will always be dependent on your own unique situation. A rule of thumb is to let the soil dry completely and then water to saturation.
Hardy succulents planted in native soil should not need to be fertilized. Plants in containers or restricted growing situations may benefit from several feedings of HALF STRENGTH balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season.
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