SUCCULENT HARDINESS: Succulents survive our cold harsh winters, they will flourish in drought stricken places and are the the hardiest of all perennials. Neither snow nor harsh winds will harm them.
There is also a whole group of more tender and just as beautiful succulents such as Echeverias, Crassulas, Haworthias, and Kalanchoes which thrive outside from late Spring to Fall and continue to bring joy when brought inside for the winter. The most has hardy of all succulents are Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks and Sedum (stonecrops). Not only are these varieties fascinating, but they will survive our challenging weather conditions and come back every year. It is exciting to see these plants peeking out from the depths of snow looking as if they never stopped growing.
OUTDOOR HARDINESS: When placing outdoors, ease plants slowly into sunlight. Place in a shaded area, gradually moving into sun, not to burn plants.
LIGHT Most varieties need a minimum of 6 - 12 hours of sunlight. In extremely hot areas some afternoon shade is recommended. When moving succulents from inside to outside, it is best to gradually introduce them to strong sunlight as they could burn.
WATERING SUCCULENTS: -make sure soil is completely soaked
-succulents expect a drought, they soak up as much water as they can
-don't water again until completely dry
-how often will depend on your own environment
-during drought they send out new roots that are thick & healthy so they can absorb more water. when the "flood" comes again.
SOIL Succulents need good draining soil. For container planting you can purchase cactus soil or a combination of sand, gravel or volcanic rock for better drainage. Containers should have either a drainage hole or crushed rock on the bottom.
FERTILIZER Succulents need very little fertilizer. Watering with a well balanced fertilizer once a month will be all they need.