How to Pot Up Your Tender Succulents for Winter

How to Pot Up Your Tender Succulents for Winter

Our Echeveria elegans

These lovely exotic plants are from a very diverse plant group and there is a succulent to suit everyone.  

There are succulents that can remain outside all year including in colder climates as some varieties are more hardy than others.

Hardy succulents often grow better outside than inside.

More tender varieties are not frost resistant and so need to come inside in the Winter and here we look at those which need overwintering.

John shows you how to pot up your less hardy succulents to bring them in for Winter for healthy plants next Spring

Our indoor succulents are Echeveria and Sedum. They have been outdoors during the summer and have have now been potted up into smaller plants to bring indoors.

Air, Light, Soil & Water

Echeveria and Sedum are sun loving so it is important in Winter to put them where they can get as much sunlight as they can and do rotate your pots otherwise you will get stretching.

If your aspect does not get too much Winter sun, try low light loving succulents such as Crassula, Tillandsia and Haworthia.

Of course your tender succulents have loved being outside in Summer so consider your light, air, water and soil when bringing them inside.

Resting your Succulents

The succulents should be “rested” over the Winter months – which means they do not need as much watering as the soil will not dry out as the airflow around it will not be as affected by the outside elements as they are in Summer.

Don’t forget your well-drained moisture retentive soil for your pots and you will have lovely healthy Spring succulents – ready to go outside again.

Don’t Forget

Watch out for pests and rot during the resting period as a result of the soil not drying out so much.

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