You bought beautiful succulents at the store this summer, but what do you do with them once it gets cold? Don’t throw them out when you can bring them indoors. Succulents are perfect house plants that can last year-round. Find out how to take care of succulents in autumn so they last through the winter.
Bring Your Succulents Inside
Before the temperature gets below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, remember to bring your succulents indoors. Otherwise, they may freeze. Succulents can’t survive in cold weather. Utilize the September and October rains and give your succulents another round of house plant food that will keep them perky through the winter. Even if their growth stays stagnant, their color and vibrancy will look immaculate thanks to the fertilizer.
Clean Them Up
Take time to maintain your succulents by removing loose pieces and debris, such as twigs and leaves. Inspect the soil for changes and pests. You may also need to replant your succulents in new soil.
Place Near a Window
Succulents need a lot of sun, but they can survive indoors. If you place your planter near a window, your succulents will make it through the cold season.
Make sure the window you choose gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.
Let the Soil Dry Out
A general succulent growing tip to continue while your plants live inside is to let the soil dry out before watering. You’ll likely water your plants less often once they are indoors. If you’re used to flooding your pots each time you water them, consider adding less water so you don’t risk overwatering your succulents.
Save your succulents for next year, so you don’t waste all your hard work. Knowing how to take care of succulents in autumn is a skill worth having. Stay motivated to garden all year long when you know what to do.
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