Be aware that succulents grow best in warm, dry, frost-free climates. Because Maryland is a frost zone, that means you’ll have to be prepared to pot succulents each winter. This type of ground cover can also work in cool, moist environments, but you need to plant the correct varieties.
Also to know is, do nurseries have succulents?
I found that with the rise in popularity, more nurseries are carrying succulents on a regular basis. If your local nursery doesn’t carry succulents, you can also check Lowes and Home Depot.
Subsequently, are cactus spines barbed?
The spines of these cactuses are designed to catch hold of anything that comes in range, including you. “They’re often viciously barbed,” Trager says.
Where do I buy succulent plants?
Where to Buy Succulents
- Amazing Value Succulent Stores. Mountain Crest Gardens. The Succulent Source.
- Great Shipping Succulent Stores. Leaf & Clay. Amazon.
- Bulk Purchasing Succulent Stores. Succulent Gardens.
- Rare Finds Succulent Stores. Planet Desert.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Echeveria Blue Sky Succulent
A very attractive succulent with rosettes that can reach up to 6-inches in diameter, and has bluish-green leaves with a touch of soft pink along the margins. Its leaves are coated in thick farina, giving this plant a soft powdery look and allowing it to tolerate full sun.
Hardy succulents: Tolerate frost and can stay outdoors through below-freezing temperatures. They’re ideal for year-round, outdoor growing. In fact, hardy succulents grow better outdoors than in! Soft varieties: Not frost-tolerant.
Preferably 40 degrees and up. Temperatures under freezing are simply too cold for these plants to survive. Their plump and fleshy leaves where they store water will freeze and rot the plant. Frost hardy succulents will tolerate -20 degrees F.
In the winter, they prefer to be in a room that’s between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit—versus the summer, when they do better when temperatures range from 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. N.B.: So many succulents, so little time.