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.
Similarly, how do you save a leaning succulent?
The simple solution is to move the plant to a southern exposure. But this still leaves that leggy party. Fortunately, leggy succulent plants can be topped, removing the part that is too tall and allowing new shoots to form and develop into a more compact plant.
In this way, 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.
How do I protect my succulents from rain?
Outdoor succulent gardens are a little more difficult to protect from the rain. You may not be able to keep your plants completely dry, but you’ll be able to shield them from a lot of the moisture by covering them with a tarp or piece of plastic.
Don’t worry though! There is a way to get back to a tight, compact garden again. Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors (I love, love, love this pair! … Once the end of the cutting has calloused over (dried out completely and looks “scabbed”) you can plant it in soil and begin watering it.
Even if you cut off one of their branches, they will find a way to continue living. Yes, you can cut off, or prune, a piece of a succulent and replant it. And with the proper living conditions, the pruned piece of succulent will take to its new home and grown into a full-fledged succulent.
Succulents love direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it’s likely that only one side is getting enough light. … Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)