A hardy succulent insulated under a blanket of snow can weather the winter well, but one left cold and wet risks rotting. If you get cold, wet winters but no snow, consider moving your succulents under a roof or positioning a clear rain cover at least 18.0″ above them.
Considering this, should I water outdoor succulents in winter?
You should water your succulents every other week during non-winter months when temperatures are above 40 degrees. During the winter time (when temperatures are below 40 degrees) you should only water your succulent once a month because it is dormant during this time. There are a few exceptions to this rule.
Then, how do you care for outdoor succulents?
Care of Succulent Garden Plants
Succulent plants tolerate periods of dryness but should receive regular water during the growing season. When soil is dry a couple of inches (5 cm.) down, water deeply and then let the soil dry out again between waterings. The most common problem with succulents is rot.
What do I do with succulents in the winter?
Succulents can survive with indirect light during the winter. Extreme temperature changes can harm succulents, so bring them in before winter temperatures dip below freezing. Keep the temperature of the room the succulents are in no cooler than 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter.
A common question is can succulents live outside? The short answer is yes! They thrive in sunny locations with warm, dry climates and can tolerate some neglect, so growing succulents outdoors is a great option. Grow succulents in-ground, in pots, or tuck them away in unexpected planting spots.
If there is some new growth, the frozen plant should be salvageable. To revive damaged plants, use a sharp knife dipped in rubbing alcohol and cut away the damaged parts, removing all tissue that looks soft or has brown in it. … Put container plants in a dry place away from direct sun.
Generally it’s best to wait until after the last frost and when the nights don’t drop below 40F. While you could plant some succulents outside before then, you’ll find the best success with planting when the weather is warmer. Avoid waiting until summer though, as the heat can cause just as many problems as the cold.