Using succulents, do they need to be brought in during the winter

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  • All depends on where you live. Mine live outside in pots and in ground year round, but I am in Southern California. Place in a protected area and see how they do. You can always move into a garage if they seem to be struggling.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 15, 2017
    You need to check to see what zone they are safe to leave out. I know that my mom left her hens and chicks in her garden year round in Minneapolis, MN. Different succulents have different needs as far as hardiness. Being you are in Texas, a lot may be ok outside if they are planted in the ground. In a pot, they are exposed to the cold more than in the ground.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 15, 2017
    could be put in cold greenhouse that would be great - Just don't water them.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 15, 2017
    Where do you live? Being frozen or in several frosts can kill them. The suck up moisture but don't need to be watered unless the soil is fry more than an inch below the top. Planting them in trays, pots, or other moveable receptacles is easiest, but they are very easy to dig up. South Texas, Calif., La., Miss., Ala., Ga., Fl., USVI--no! Any further north and you have to judge it. I love succulents. Best wishes 😇
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 15, 2017
    depends on what succulents and your location
  • Jane Jane on Sep 16, 2017
    I've had hens and chicks outside in a "strawberry" pot for 15 years. I live in Michigan and we can get some nasty winters. They are fine.