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Q.Can Hens And Chickens Grow Well In A Galvanised Pot?

Zone 64501- | janetta boynton added on July 26, 2020 | Answered

Ihave transplanted hens and chickens to a galvanised pot, they seem to be dying.

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Answered on July 26, 2020

Were any drainage holes added in the bottom? My concern is root rot from lack of drainage or too much water. If it doesn't have holes, you can plant your hens and chicks in a container with drainage, then set it inside the galvanized pot. Remove the inside container to water it, let it drain, then return to the galvanized pot.
If they are getting soft, go ahead and remove them and move them to a clean pot with drainage. Use fresh potting soil for cacti and succulents. (sometimes the bag says cactus, palms, and citrus).

Hens and chicks need little water; they have fleshy stems that retain water. Here is growing info:


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