Rain is here! Read our fall tips to keep your succulents looking healthy and happy throughout the next season.
Clip spent flowers and remove rotten leaves. This helps succulents stay as dry as possible through the wet seasons. Do not throw moldy or rotten plant debris on the ground as this can spread fungi through spores to other plants.
Prepare for the first frost. Climates that drop below 32° should take extra precautions for tender succulents. If you have tender succulents in the landscape such as Echeveria, Aeonium, or Jade varieties, you can cover them with a frost cloth.
Bring potted plants close to the house if you can move them easily. Special potted succulents should be protected from excess rain and cold nights.
Cut back on watering and water only in the morning if the soil is dry. Do not water at night, this will provide the ideal environment for powdery mildew.
Empty saucers after the rain. Succulents do not like to have wet feet.
Remove autumn leaves away from the base of succulents to keep adequate air flow. Save those leaves for composting in other areas of your garden.
Put away gardening tools and pottery. Move terra cotta pottery in a protected area to prevent moldy pots and rusty tools.
It's not all chores... watch the foliage start to change color and take pictures! Succulents have an incredible seasonality to them.
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