Autumn Succulent Care
Fall marks a golden time for succulents before they meet with the harsh demands of winter. Scroll down to find out how to prepare your plants for the coming winter cold.
During the fall, the sunlight is not as strong, so you can move succulents outdoors during the daytime hours. The sunlight and differences in day and nighttime temperatures will intensify the colors in the plants’ leaves.
(For more info about getting colors, check here)
Because the glass in windows can block UV rays, it is preferable to place succulents outside in the fall.
If the plants are placed indoors and do not receive adequate amounts of sunlight, their leaves may grow lengthwise toward the sun. Therefore, if you do place your plants indoors, open the window or buy a plant light to give the plant what it needs in UV rays.
The amount of sunlight fluctuates during the autumn, so you need to match the amount of sun to the amount of watering. Water less than what you do in the summer and check the soil before performing the activity.
Succulents that receive enough ventilation look plumper than succulents that do not get enough air flow. The differences in temperature provided by ventilation also enhance the colors of the leaves.
If you live in a smaller space where the plants do not receive as much air flow, place some ice cubes beside your plants at night to increase the temperature variance. Doing so will make the plants healthier and cause them to thrive.
Reduce the amount of fertilizer your plants receive during autumn but don't fully stop the practice. Give them just enough nutrients to grow without damaging them. Only when you have experience in fertilization.
As the temperatures fall during the autumn months, succulents store additional nutrients to survive and prepare for the winter. By maintaining a good root infrastructure, your plants will stay healthy and well-maintained. To ensure root health, water plants carefully and make sure they receive enough moisture and air.
It takes about a month for a mature root system to develop. Once the roots are mature, reduce watering and place your succulents in a drier environment. After a month, the plants are ready to face the challenges of winter.
(This process is super important for bare-root Korean Succulents!)
Signs of Sickness
Yellow leaves, black spots, noticeable signs of pests, and mushiness are signs that your plant is sick. Check our blogs, or let us know about these issues so we can help and give you more details about caring for your plants.
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As you can see, you need to follow a specific plan and schedule to maintain and grow succulents. We are here to answer any questions and to ensure you have access to the plant care information you need. Contact us anytime with any inquiries or concerns.