Succulents need care. These ways may
help your one's to bear winter easily.

Are you really concerned about your succulents because winter is coming? Then don’t worry. Prepare them by these following methods. That will keep your succulents safe during winter.

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Jimena Bolívar

March 30, 2021

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Winters are coming, and our cute little succulents need protection. I am really concerned about my succies. Are you? Let’s prepare them to face the winter bravely.

The winter time is very challenging for succulents. During this time, they need proper care and attention. We can prepare our succulents to bear winter by bringing them inside and providing them with enough water to prevent from dehydration. Be sure the temperature should be between 50-70 °F. Enough light should also be considered.

How much coldness succulents can tolerate?

The degree of tolerance of coldness in succulents varies from region to region. But mostly tend to prefer temperatures between 60-80 °F. Many people are surprised to know that some succulents can live outside the whole year, even in extreme cold conditions. These are hardy succulentsthat can bear below low freezing levels. They can grow better outside than inside. But on the other hand those who needs your more attention are soft succulents. They should be moved inside before winter as soon as possible. They cannot stand frost. Last year, my succulent rot because I forgot to bring it inside before winter.

Hard and soft succulents

This is how winter effects succulents

How to prepare succulents for winter?

Succulents need protection from winter because this season can destroy these plants completely. You should prepare your one’s to go through this time without dying.

Preparation to smoothly bring succulents inside

To prepare your succulent for winter, you must make sure to move them smoothly from outdoor to indoor.

Prepare your succulents

First thing that you need to do is to water your succulents a day or two before bringing them inside. This step allows your succulent to soak up the water they need. Once they dry out, they are ready for the next step, which is to check out the soil and the pot. Succulents can grow well if they have excellent soil and a container with a drainage hole. If you are tired of your own succulent soil, I have been using this method for preparing succulent soil at home. And I really love it! This method is amazing and obviously our succulent’s love’s this soil too. And they will thank you for putting them in good soil.

Once you are done with the above steps, then it’s time to prepare your pot for inside. Remove all the debris, dirt and dead leaves from your succulent’s pot. These dead matters can infect your succulents. So, wipe off all the things from inside and outside of the pot to reduce the signs of infection. I love my tool kit for this purpose. This step will protect your succulent from rotting and getting any kind of infection.

Use toolkit to remove all bugs, dead leaves, and dirt

We don’t want anyone to visit our pest infected succulents. Inspect your succulents and look for any signs of, the most common pest, mealybugs. If you got a stance of any bug, abolish it. Bugs love to hang out in our plants. Spider mites and fungus can be frequently seen in my pots. Try to remove them to keep your succulents healthy.


Remember that

You have to reduce the amount of water. More amount of water will cause difficulty for your plants. Try to provide them with minimum water that will help your succulents to survive the cold season.

Bring them inside

When your succulents start living inside your house. Now, the things that you have to keep in your mind are:

  1. Stop giving too much water. This is the point that you have to take care because most of the people destroy their plants by giving excessive water. You just need to provide them with that much water that can prevent them from dehydration.
  2. The next point is temperature. You have to make sure that the temperature should be in between 50–70-degree Fahrenheit. Give them a sunny spot in your home.
  3. Enough light is also important for the survival of your succulents. As they are adapted to bright light during summer, you have to provide them with enough light that can help them keep growing.
  4. Keeping looking for bugs. If there is any, then remove it at the spot.
  5. Take care of them as much as you can to keep them healthy and growing throughout winter.

What is the right time to bring succulent inside?

As I have already mentioned that the movement of succulents mainly depends on the zone in which you live. If you live in a region where temperature remains in between 50–70-degree Fahrenheit even in winter, then there is no need to bring the inside. Just take care and prepare them for winter outdoor. But if you are in a zone where temperature falls below 40 Fahrenheit degrees, then start doing preparations for their protection and bring them inside. Check out the type of succulent you have and care for them according to it.

I mostly bring my succulents inside when the temperature start falling. Because in my region frost has a great impact on my succulents. You should also take care of your plants.

A succulent


I hope that this will help you in preparing your succulents for winter. Keep in mind that winter season has some adverse effects on our succulents. The amount of water is the most important thing that you have to take care of. Find more and more ways to keep them healthier this season.

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By Jimena Bolívar

Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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Jimena Bolívar

Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!



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