Tip #5: Cover Up Your Succulents
If you have bushel baskets laying around, they can be used to cover and protect succulents as well. Just be sure to not to leave them covered longer than necessary. The plants need sunlight and good air circulation.
One may also ask, what is succulent ground cover?
Ground Cover Succulents: Low growing or trailing succulents of various colors, forms, and textures. Most are easy to grow, spread rapidly, and bring pops of color even in poor soil. These varieties can help you prevent erosion, inhibit weeds, and fill in neglected areas.
Besides, what do you put on top of succulents?
A top dressing for succulents is a layer of inorganic matter like pebbles, gravel, crushed rock or crushed seashells applied in an even layer over the top of the soil after the plants are in place. A succulent’s top dressing completely covers the soil to a depth of about a 1/3 inch, and is left in place.
When should I cover my succulents?
Watch the weather forecast, and if there’s a “frost advisory” for your area, before dark go outside and cover your tender succulents. Frost tends to happen after midnight, with temps getting colder toward dawn.
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.
Succulents are very versatile plants. They do well in containers as well as planted in the ground. Succulents make excellent ground covers due to their easy going and drought tolerant nature. They come in different shapes, colors and textures to bring beauty and practicality to any landscape.
Succulents do not have deep root systems and will be satisfied with those few inches of loosely draining soil in most cases. Do not use organic mulch around the plants. It can increase fungal or pest issues and conserves too much moisture. Instead, use inorganic mulches like pea gravel or stones.
Place the ground cover on a piece of cardboard or in a cardboard box to move the plant to its new area. If you won’t be transplanting the ground cover immediately, place the plant in the shade and keep the roots damp. Dig a hole only as deep as the ground cover’s root ball, but two or three times as wide.
Wrapped in Burlap
- Wrapped in Burlap.
- Step 1: For a 3-inch succulent, cut a square piece of burlap (6 inches x 6 inches) and 9 inches of twine.
- Step 2: Wrap burlap around the succulent container.
- Step 3: Secure with the 9-inch piece of twine and trim ends after tying.
- Wrapped in Paper.
Here’s how to pack plants for moving:
- Wrap. Wrap large plants with an old bed sheet or tissue paper to prevent branches from breaking.
- Position. Place each pot in a box so it fits snugly at the bottom. …
- Pack. If necessary, pack paper in the box around the base of the pot to hold the pot in place. …
- Label. …
In fact, according to the USPS mailing code, most plants are mailable within the United States, as long as the USDA does not prohibit them. Just make sure that you’re gentle with the plant as you remove it from the soil. … Package and ship the plant as soon as possible.