How to Care for Outdoor Succulents

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How to Care for Outdoor Succulents

Outdoor succulents are highly popular plants that can be easily found, but they require special care. In this article, you will learn how to properly water and maintain your succulent collection.

Why care for outdoor succulents?

Outdoor succulents are special plants that need different care than most other plants. They need sunlight, warmth, and water, but they also need to be able to handle some wind and rain. Here are some tips for caring for outdoor succulents:

  1. Water them regularly. Succulents like a lot of water, but they’re not typically heavy wetters like other plants. Pour enough water into the pot so that the soil is barely moist but not soaking wet. If you see any dry spots, give the succulent a little more water.
  2. Give them sun. Succulents like plenty of direct sunlight and they get burned easily if they don’t have it. Move them to a spot where they get at least six hours of direct sunlight per day (but no more than eight). If you can’t move them, try placing an east- or west-facing window in your home so that they get natural light throughout the day.
  3. Protect them from wind and rain. Keep outdoor succulents sheltered from wind and rain if possible by using a garden enclosure or roof overhang. If this isn ’t an option, keep them indoors and put a bowl of water on the floor for them to sit in. Make sure that succulents have high humidity by regularly misting them.4. Feed them. For blooming perennials, feed every two weeks during spring and summer or every month during winter months. If growing succulents from seeds, sow indoors in late winter or early spring before they start blooming to give roots time to take hold before they flower.5. Prune or remove dead leaves. Succulents don’t need a lot of leaves at any one time but do have some dead leaves on their stems which can dry out and break off easily if left unattended to grow new ones naturally over time.

How to care for outdoor succulents: water and sunlight

Succulent plants love plenty of water and some exposure to the sun. Here are tips for watering succulents and how much direct sunlight they need:

  • Water succulents only when the soil is completely dry. If you water them too often, you will runoff water and wet the roots, which will kill the plant.
  • Succulents like a moist soil but don’t overdo it. A good rule of thumb is to water succulents once a week in summer and once a month in winter.
  • Place succulents in a location where they will get plenty of indirect sunlight. If you live in a sunny area, place them outside. If not, place them in a windowsill or near an east-facing window.

How to water your succulent

One of the most important things you can do for your succulent is to make sure you are watering it correctly. Follow these tips to ensure your succulent stays healthy and happy:

-Keep your succulent in a place where it can receive plenty of sunlight and moderate temperatures. Succulents like warm weather and bright light.

-Water your succulent in the morning or evening when the soil is cool but the sun has not yet warmed it up. Allow the soil to dry between waterings.

-Only water your succulent if it is extremely dry or wilting. Overwatering can water away nutrients and damage the plant’s roots.

How much sun will my succulent need?

It’s important to understand that succulents are adapted to a wide range of light conditions, from bright, direct sunlight to filtered light. However, most succulents do best in indirect sunlight (with some light reaching the root ball), and should be moved to a new location if they receive too much direct sunlight.

When caring for outdoor succulents, make sure they have enough water. During the summer, water them regularly when the soil feels dry to the touch; in winter, water them only when the soil feels moist. If your succulent doesn’t seem to be getting enough water, check the soil moisture level with a gauge or finger before watering.

Succulents can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but they do best between 50 and 75 degrees F. Keep them away from frosty areas and out of direct sunlight in cold climates. In warmer climates, succulents will grow more slowly in cooler weather and may need extra water in hot weather.

Finally, keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, slugs and snails. Use a Slug & snail killer or make a barrier around your succulent using hardware cloth or aluminum foil to keep away slugs.

What can I do to prevent my succulent from freezing in the winter?

One of the most important things you can do for your succulent is to make sure it is kept warm during the winter. You can do this by placing it in a warm area of your home, or by using a heating pad. Another way to keep your succulent warm is to water it frequently. Make sure to water it from the top, as this will help avoid root rot.

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