Help Succulents Survive Summer

Be aware that most succulents need help coping with summer heat and aridity. Master Gardeners Laura and Don Starr who create succulent planters and garden designs for The Grateful Shed, recommend watching for shriveled, still green leaves – a warning that the plants are stressed and need water immediately. Many succulents are summer growers and benefit from weekly summer water – more often if planted in containers or rock gardens or during a heat wave. Water in the cool of morning and avoid getting water on the rosettes of echeverias and other flat or broad-leafed varieties. Also during these hot months, move succulents in containers into an area with some midday and afternoon shade.


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