How Do You Keep Outdoor Succulents Warm

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The weather recently has been colder and it’s easy to forget how much the temperature is going to vary from place to place. In this blog article, you’ll learn about some of the best ways to keep your succulents and cacti healthy in the cold.

Why There is a Need for Warm Succulents

Outdoor succulents need to be kept warm in order to survive the winter. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to do when you live in an area that experiences cold winters. There are a few ways to keep your succulents warm without having to use an excessive amount of energy.

The first way is to place them in a location that gets indirect sunlight throughout the day. This will help them generate their own warmth. Additionally, you can water them frequently in order to keep them hydrated and avoid frost damage. Lastly, make sure to keep an eye on the temperature outside and adjust your watering schedule as necessary.

How to Keep Outdoor Succulents Warm

Keeping succulents warm in the cold weather can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you keep your succulents warm.

  1. Make sure the soil is well-drained and has good aeration. Over-watering will make your plants vulnerable to root rot, and not enough water will cause them to dry out and die.
  2. Place succulents in areas where they will receive indirect sunlight, such as near a window or on an east or west facing porch. This will help them stay warm during the colder months.
  3. If you have a greenhouse, place the succulents inside during the coldest months. They will still benefit from indirect sunlight and warmth from the greenhouse’s heaters.
  4. Place a heating pad under the pot of succulent plants. Heating pads are inexpensive and easy to use, and they can help to keep your plants warm without using electricity.

Common Mistakes with Gardeners and Succulent Care

If you’re like most gardeners, you probably think of succulents as hardy plants that can handle a lot of weather conditions. But there are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for succulents outside in the cold season. Here are some common mistakes gardeners make when it comes to succulent care in winter:

  1. Not providing enough water: Succulent plants need plenty of water to prevent them from becoming spindly and brittle. Make sure to water them thoroughly and often during the winter, especially if they’re planted in areas that get a lot of rain or snow.
  2. Not protecting them from frost: If your succulent is outside in the cold, make sure to cover it with some type of protection from frost. This could be a sheet of plastic, a hinged lid, or even just an overhang on your porch or patio.
  3. Not keeping them warm enough: One of the biggest problems with succulent care in winter is that they can get really cold, really fast. Make sure to keep your succulent warm by placing it near a heat source (like a fireplace) or keeping it inside if possible.


If you’re like me, you love succulents but hate the thought of them going dormant in the winter. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to keep your succulents warm without having to resort to using an indoor pot or enclosing them in some sort of heating unit. Try planting them near a sunny window or placing them near a radiator or other heat source. You can also wrap them in newspaper before storing them away in case of frost, and make sure to water them regularly during colder months to help prevent any signs of decline.

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