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Potted Succulents Indoors For Winter



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Winters cold is not the easiest condition for potted succulents, plants, bushes, and trees to stand up to. Most succulents are hard enough to keep healthy under normal weather conditions but winter brings a whole new set of issues.

It at all possible it is a best practice to bring your containers of succulents indoors or at least into a garage or garden shed.  This isnít a necessity but a helpful step to assure the potted succulents have the best chance of surviving the cold.  If itís not possible you can take added steps to mulch the potting mix, wrap the whole planter in bubble wrap or burlap or just let them tough out Winter and re-evaluate next Spring.

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If you can bring all potted succulents indoors give them one good watering before you do. That way they will be nice a moist and you wonít have to start with the watering process right away. This means you need garden saucers for each planter or you will have to move the pots to the sink to water them.  Like most houseplants, succulents need well, draining flowerpots or garden bowls.

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Now check the potting mix in each planter.  If itís compact and hard itís best to replace it or at the very least work it to soften it up.  All root systems like a loose potting mix to grow and expand in.  Clean up the planters so that you donít bring any bugs indoors.  Remove old leaves, twigs and other debris that may be on, in or around the pot.

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Lastly, trim the succulent up if necessary.  Any old spent leaves or climbing string of pears can be clipped off and cut shorter.  Since succulents donít grow fast you donít need to go overboard here.  The idea is to just give it a manicured look not so much a hair cut and a shave look!  LOL

Place your garden pots in a sunny window, donít over water, make sure itís not too warm in the house and your outdoor potted succulents will give you a steady stream of beauty all thru the cold winter months until you move them outside again come Spring.


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Post Last Updated: 2/19/2019 3:35:41 PM 

How To Propagate Succulents in Winter



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Have you ever tried to propagate a plant?  How about a succulent?  Everyone knows that it's easy to propagate a plant during summer. All you have to do is stick a leaf cutting in dirt and walk away.  When it comes to succulents in many cases just a dropped leaf will root themselves in dirt without any help from you.

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However, to propagate during winter takes a few more steps.  It's different not difficult.  If you have a window ledge next to a south facing window where succulents leaves can be placed.  It's a cold spot that gets sun and moisture from condensation on the window.  Just lay them on the sill

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After a few weeks they leaves will start to put out new growth and the roots become fuller.  These cuttings didn't get any special care.  If for some reason you want them to root faster, try dipping the cut end into rooting hormone before  putting it by the window.

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Finally when it comes to taking cuttings from succulents it's really esy.  Carefully break or cut off a piece of the leaf or stem and there you go.

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Post Last Updated: 12/13/2017 2:12:05 PM 

Succulents Even In Winter





Even if you don't have a patch of ground, you can quickly create an indoor dish garden to brighten your home or give as a gift, this time of year.

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Small specimens of cactus and succulents are ideal for these tabletop pots, and many plants can coexist happily in the same container.

Part of the fun in designing a min garden is choosing plants, pots and textured mulches.

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Cactus & succulents have very shallow roots and don't need a deep planter.  You can use round, rectangle or square.  Whatever  you like.  We offer some lovely glazed planters that come with saucers that are perfect for this type of planting.

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Here are a few tips to take into consideration:

Many succulents and exotic plants will last through the winter with very little care.  If you use plants that aren't hardy make sure to place them in a sunny spot indoors.

After a year or two, plants may outgrow their containers.  Transplant them into bigger pots and re-group them in their containers.

The number of plants you need depends on the size and number of containers and the size of the plants.  If you buy two few, they will fill in by the end of the season.  If you buy to many you can cram them together into the pots.

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Either way works.
Next spring, examine the soil in the containers.  Tiny seedlings of moss rose may be sprouting.  If left undisturbed, they will produce colorful blooms once again.

Get kids involved in these types of projects.  Kids love the texture of succulents and they will read out to feel the smooth and prickly surfaces.

Choose plants so that at least one will bloom in every season. With thoughtful choices, you can have all season color.

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Post Last Updated: 1/2/2017 2:38:47 PM 



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