When tender succulents have gone dormant for the winter they don’t need as much water. You can give them some water every 1 to 2 months and allow the soil to dry out between watering. The soil shouldn’t be soggy or else it will promote rot.
Beside above, where do succulents go in the winter?
Succulents‘ favorite temperature changes with the seasons. 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.
Subsequently, what kind of succulents can survive winter?
There are two main varieties of succulents that can tolerate freezing temperatures, Sempervivums (commonly called hens and chicks) and Stonecrop Sedums. Most will tolerate temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do succulents like to be touched?
Generally, succulents yield to your touch. A healthy succulent should be rigid when touched, but an unhealthy one might be turbid or flaccid. Some sick plants may remain rigid but not as stiff as a healthy succulent. A healthy succulent may not yield to your touch but will feel rigid.
Succulent Freeze Damaged Plants
The thick pads and leaves store a great deal of water, as do the bodies and stems. Freezing causes massive cellular damage both inside and outside of the plant. However, many of these plants are remarkably hardy. Don’t cut off the foliage or stems on damaged succulents.
While plants need sunlight to perform photosynthesis, some plants can get too much sunlight. While some succulents can be planted in bright sunlight, not all can handle full sun (defined as 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day) or can suffer in too much sunlight.
If you want your succulents to grow outside, you can plant them directly in the ground, in planters, or in a combination of both. When planting your succulents in the ground, ensure that you provide them with six to eight inches of succulent specific soil.
Tip #5: Cover Up Your Succulents
If you know freezing temperatures are coming and can’t bring the plants indoors, you can cover them up using several kinds of protection. Snow covers can be very useful because they protect against snow, frost and harsh winds.
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Most succulents do best in a zone 9 or 10 when outdoors. If you’re growing succulents indoors and (like me) don’t have a lot of natural light in your home, then you’ll want to look for plants that tolerate low light. Most Haworthias and Gasterias are great in low light.
Frost Damage on Tender Succulents
If succulents are left out in temperatures below what they can tolerate, you’ll begin to see damage from the frost or cold. … Often the frost damage takes 2-3 days to show up. This happened to me while living in Utah.
Sempervivums, some Sedums, and their cold hardy Opuntia cousins are all great options for maintaining a gorgeous succulent garden outdoors year-round, even if your climate gets well below freezing for most of the winter months.
Succulents need plenty of sunlight to thrive, at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day or more. When left outdoors, you are exposing your plants to the sun’s rays all day and you are almost guaranteed they will receive the sunlight that they need in a day.
15 Cold-Hardy Succulents
- ‘Lime Twister’ Sedum. This stonecrop cultivar grows sprawling mounds of variegated white and green leaves that get tinged in red in the cool weather of spring and fall. …
- ‘Red Carpet’ Sedum. …
- Rosularia Prometheum. …
- ‘Cosmic Candy’ Sempervivum. …
- ‘Voodoo’ Sedum. …
- ‘Turquoise Tails’ Sedum. …
- ‘Fuldaglut’ Stonecrop. …
- Kamchatka Stonecrop.