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by: Andrew S.

Should I thoroughly water the plant first, to try and help with pulling away the soil without breaking the roots off?

DSP reply:
It depends on what the soil mix is like - if it's crumbly and has a lot of aggregate in it, most likely it will just fall off without water. If it's more like a peat based soil mix, it might work better to rinse it. Don't worry too much about the roots breaking - Crassula tend to not have really great roots, just a fine network of fairly brittle roots, so no matter how careful you are, they'll break. Just remember to let the divisions callous and dry off before you plant. Be brave, my friend - what have you got to lose?!

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