How to Care for Succulents Indoors During Winter

Indoor succulents blog post

Winter is coming for your succulents. Most of the succulents we carry do not enjoy the frosty cold. They want to be inside near a cozy fireplace watching reruns of Rick and Morty, just like you.      

If you have to bring your succulents indoors over the winter, here are four tips that will ensure the life probability of your succulent over the winter…

  • Do Not Overwater

This is the most important tip!  

Succulents require less water indoors because there is less light.   

A good tip to avoid overwatering:  Tip the plant upside down.  Locate the drain hole, take a toothpick and stick it all the way up the soil.  If the toothpick has any sign of soil on it, the soil still has moisture and should not be watered.  If the toothpick comes back clean, the soil is dry and thirsty for water.    

  • Drainage Hole Highly Recommended  

Not using a pot with a drainage hole is like playing with fire.  Why even deal with such an easily avoidable mistake?  Still determined to use a pot without a drainage hole?  Go for it!  Bold move buddy. 

  • Protect Succulents from Hot and Cold Wind Drafts  

Keep succulents away from open windows on windy days. Also, keep succulents away from heat registers.  

Drafts cause the foliage to turn yellow and brown. This will not kill the plant immediately, but your lovely succulent will lose its color and become unsightly, and you will want to hide it from everyone.  

  • Keep Succulents Warm  

Most succulents come from regions where the temperature never falls below 45-50 degrees. So keep the house above those temperatures, and you will have happy, healthy succulents through winter.    

  • Buy Succulents that Thrive Indoors

We happen to carry a variety of succulents that do great indoors. 

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