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.
Then, what is considered a hardy succulent?
Cold hardy succulents are those that are tolerant of growing in temperatures that are freezing and below. Like soft succulents, these plants store water in their leaves and need much less watering than traditional plants and flowers. Some cold tolerant succulents live happily in temperatures below 0 degrees F.
Moreover, what succulents are frost hardy?
Our top frost tolerant succulent: Sedums
- Sedum Spurium.
- Sedum Gold Mound.
- Sedum Little Missy.
What is the easiest succulent to keep alive?
The 10 Easiest Succulent Plants to Keep Alive
- Jade (Crassula ovata) …
- Aloe Vera. …
- Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa) …
- Agave Plants. …
- Stonecrop Sedum. …
- Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) …
- Zebra Plant (Haworthia fasciata) …
- Tree Houseleek (Aeonium Arboreum)
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.
Most succulents are evergreen plants, but not all of them. While some succulents only drop leaves under stress, others lose their leaves seasonally. Baobab trees are deciduous, but ponytail palms are evergreen. Other succulents, like echeveria, can be either deciduous or evergreen.
Orostachys is an annual succulent that dies back after blooming. When bred with Sedum the intergeneric cross is Sedoro. Learn more: Go to Mountain Crest Gardens.
CARE. Light: Most hardy succulents require lots of light, so aim to grow them outdoors in full to partial sun, with more shade when temperatures exceed 85F. To grow indoors, keep them on a sunny window sill or use dedicated grow lights, though you may still see them fade to green and stretch.
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.
There are both annual and perennial succulents, although perennials are most often found in nurseries. Cactuses, almost all perennials, are also succulents. … Perennial species that flower in their first year can be planted in the spring and grown as an annual in USDA zones that are too cold for their natural survival.
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.