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Tender succulents is a remarkable group of plants that make excellent houseplants. Many have fascinating leaf shapes, textures, and colors. Some give us amazing flowers. Their ease of care and great looks have made them extremely popular houseplants.

Included in this group are Echevaria, Aloe, Crassula and others. They work fantastic alone or in mixed pots. They can be used in topiary and wreath arrangements. They do not survive St. Louis winter temperatures – be sure to bring them indoors before a frost.

Succulents are easy to grow outdoors in full sun locations. Inside they need as much light as possible. Each type of succulent will have its own unique growing requirements.

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See General Succulent Growing Instructions below.

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General Succulent Growing Instructions

Succulents, Tender Succulents

Plant in well-draining, good potting soil. Many succulents prefer full sun to dappled shade outdoors. Plants grown inside should be placed near the brightest window, ideally a south or west facing window. Succulents not receiving enough light will stretch. Fertilize plants occasionally when they are actively growing, usually April through August following manufacturer’s directions. To protect from fertilizer burn, water plants thoroughly before fertilizing.

Water occasionally spring-fall, letting plants completely dry out in between watering. When watering, water deeply so that water comes out of the bottom of the pot. Succulents are very forgiving of missed watering; overwatering and not letting plants dry out between watering will kill plants. d Do not let plants sit in water. Plants will require considerably less water during winter months.

Many tender succulents prefer warm temperatures and should not be moved outdoors in spring until night temperatures have warmed up. Outdoor plants should be moved indoors in fall before killing frost arrives.

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