Autumn – that beautiful season when the leaves are turning and the succulents are growing. Despite the cooling summer heat, most succulents actually thrive in the temperatures of spring and fall. But are all succulent species suitable for autumn growing? Here’s what we think are some of the best succulents for fall season.
Indoor Succulents For Fall
The dipping autumn temperatures can’t affect your succulent if it’s being grown inside! Our indoor and windowsill collections are loaded with an assortment of succulents that are perfect for growing inside during the fall season.
Succulents thrive when grown on the windowsill! The direct access to light and heat comes as close to simulating the natural outdoor growing environment as possible while still enjoying the protection of being indoors.
Most succulents are ‘high light’ and require roughly 6 hours of sunlight per day in order to grow to their full potential. If a high-light succulent is unable to receive enough sunlight, it will begin stretching and elongating in search of light. It’s important to be aware of just how much light a succulent needs before selecting a growing spot for it.
Which succulents should you place on your windowsill this fall? Check out our Bunny Ears Cacti for a high-light succulent that makes an excellent ornamental piece to any indoor or outdoor garden.
But not all succulents require this much light. No window? No problem! There are plenty of succulent species that can also thrive in low light.
Low-light succulents are perfect for offices, darker rooms, and rooms with windows that don’t get much sunlight. Our low-light succulent collection includes a great mix of succulents that thrive in just such conditions. Available in 4, 6, and 8 plants, this collection will adorn your office with a mix of Aloe, Gasteria, Haworthia, and Cacti.
Getting some light but not quite enough during the shorter autumn months? Check out our Crassula Muscosa (Watch Chain) for a unique succulent that excels in partial light and light shade. This ability to handle a mix of light and dark makes it one of the best succulents for fall season.
There are plenty of indoor succulent species to choose from. But what if you want to grow your succulents outside?
The Best Succulents For Fall Season – Outdoor Succulents
If you are planning to grow your succulent outdoors this fall, you’ll want to make sure that you’re growing a species that can handle the outdoor autumn conditions.
You can occasionally expect temperatures to drop below freezing on autumn nights and early mornings. This means that your outdoor succulents must be able to resist frost and continue growing despite being exposed to such extreme temperatures.
When shopping for the best succulents for fall season, make sure you select one that is frost-hardy. The only succulents that can handle freezing temperatures are sempervivums and some kinds of sedum.
If you’re looking for a selection of succulents that can handle the cold autumn months, take a look at our assorted collection of Frost-Hardy Sempervivums. These annual succulents can tolerate both frost and full sun, making them perfect for just about any outdoor garden!