What's the best way to plant hens and chicks in clay pot?

Asked May 14, 2010
If you're wanting to plant hens & chicks in a clay "strawberry jar" my suggestion is to start with using some firm soil such as topsoil and filling the jar just to the first planting holes. Set the plant from the outside with the roots laying on the soil and holding plant in place against outside of jar, pack more dirt around the roots till it is secure. Continue this way adding soil as you go until you get to about an inch from the top of the jar. You can make dents in the soil at the top deep enough to accomodate the length of the roots and pack the soil around the roots to secure them. It is easier to keep the plants in place with something like topsoil because it compresses easier than potting soil with a lot of humus. Also, succulents like these prefer this kind of soil. This type of planting is very pretty and needs very little, if any, maintenance and should thrive and last for years.
Answered Jun 11, 2010

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