Some succulents, especially those with variegated foliage, do not tolerate full sun well, but most succulents do best in greenhouses under high light conditions. Therefore, supplemental lighting is recommended when the daily light integral is low in the greenhouse (less than 10 to 12 mol?m?2?d?1).
Similarly, do succulents stay green all year?
Many people are surprised to learn that there are lots of succulents that can live outdoors all year, even in snowy climates. … Hardy succulents: Tolerate frost and can stay outdoors through below-freezing temperatures. They’re ideal for year-round, outdoor growing.
One may also ask, what temperature is too cold for most succulents?
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.
How often should you water succulents in a greenhouse?
If your succulents are outside or in a greenhouse during the summer, you will want to water them about once a week. The soil should approach dryness, but not stay dry for long periods of time.
The right winter care for succulents indoors includes locating them in a bright area, similar to what they were getting outside. Avoid putting them near drafts but do offer good air circulation. Clean up the soil before overwintering succulents indoors.
As a general rule, you’ll want to bring your succulents in before the first frost. … All succulents rated higher than Zone 5 can’t survive the cold, and need to be indoors for the winter. Since I currently live in the Phoenix area, a Zone 9, most of my succulents are fine outdoors year round.
Succulent Outdoor Plants
Sedum and sempervivum are easy to grow and adaptable to bright, sunny locations or even slightly dappled areas. Whatever types of plants you choose, succulents need well-drained soil. They can thrive in cracks and crevasses, rockeries, and sandy or gritty soils.
If your plants have been rained on and an overnight frost is expected, you may need to cover them or bring them inside. If the temperature is expected to stay above freezing, you should have nothing to worry about. For delicate succulents, a frost after a heavy rain can be deadly.