Growth spurt
This echevaria has had this huge growth spurt in the last week or two. Does it need to be repotted?
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    Pei I also feel like succulents roots are usually really shallow. so you can probably get away and wait to repot it in another year or 2! [289322,Linda]
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    PlntNrd Close up pic of succulent shelf
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    PlntNrd Good. It should be happier with more light. Succulents are beautiful and awesome, but if you live on the east coast (like me) and have tons of trees blocking all of your windows (again me), they can be a pain. I ended up having to put lights up everywhere I have succulents. Here is one of my set ups. This is my living room plant stand and the bottom doesn’t get a lot of natural light and I couldn’t figure out what to do with it and I needed another place to put succulents, because i can’t fit anymore on the stands/bookshelves in bedroom. Then I realized if I could mount a light there it would be a great succulent shelf. I really love the way it turned out. Excuse the Christmas lights, these pics were taken this past Christmas:)
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    PlntNrd The “growth spurt” looks like etiolation. It’s reaching for more light. You can see the top is lighter and you can see the stem showing and space between the leaves. These require full sun for 6 or more hours a day. Maybe try putting it in a brighter spot with more direct sun.
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      Linda Thanks. It’s now sitting in a sunnier location.
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    Pei OMG 😍😍😍 [289322,Linda]
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    Erin Oh whoa! That is one happy Echeveria! I'd let it be for now, then repot it to a planter about one to two inches wider in diameter come spring.
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    Wyatt Plants Things So gorgeous! 😍
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    Paris Lalicata Hi Linda! Its always a good sign to see new growth on your plants, but it’s not an indication to repot it! Typically you want to repot your plants if they become pot bound, or need to freshen up the soil which could be once or twice a year!
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    Hala I’ve experienced the same thing! Any luck figuring it out?