How can I house these succulents (pic)?

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House these succulents, as when the weather turns below about 10 degrees C / 50 degrees F, they need a home inside, and my wife regards them as Triffids!These were each about the size of a small cotton reel last September, but keep growing. I’m thinking of a room divider, the table I have just placed them on is about 20” x 20”. My wife keeps looking at the trash can.

q ideas required maybe a kettle bbq but needs a clear lid
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  • Maureen Toms Maureen Toms on Aug 05, 2019

    Why not replant them into one (or more) little gardens rather than singly in many pots.


    you could create fairy gardens if they appeal to your imagination.

  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Aug 05, 2019

    Build a good sturdy frame out of 8x8s. The height of the frame side pieces should be the height of your tallest plant, plus 2" for growth, 2" for shelf material,(don't forget top and bottom 4") and multiply by number of shelves. The width is up to you. Add heavy duty casters on bottom, you are done.

  • Judy Judy on Aug 05, 2019

    I’ve seen people plant these in a picture frame and hang them on the wall it’s kind of neat. I have these I call them chickens they look a little bit different I live in New York. They freeze over but come back every summer and multiply like crazy. You could also make pots for other people and give some away but keeping you’re under control.

    If you have room in the bathroom I would make a little terrarium we can be out of a glass bowl, an old bubble gum machine.

  • Judy Judy on Aug 05, 2019

    Hopefully my answer does not show up twice. I have something similar; I call them chickens and I live in New York. They freeze over in the winter but come back every summer and multiply like crazy. You could make a terrarium and put some in the bathroom if you have room. You could use a glass bowl or an old bubblegum machine. You could also put some pots and give them away to people who would like them and this would keep your amount under control

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 05, 2019

    You can simply put a light cloth over them such as a sheet. Put pencils or dowel rods under to keep the cover off the plants. Also, there are light weight covers for plants you can buy at nurseries. They work very well.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 05, 2019

    Terrarium perhaps?

    • Duncanespie Duncanespie on Aug 05, 2019

      That’s what I’m thinking, I’ll need to make a good job of it though, or I’ll be wearing it as a hat!

      The glazed part a bit more robust than a Tiffany lamp shade, but in clear glass.

  • Where do you live? Mine live outside year round and have even gone through a light freeze. Since you have such a small tray, you can bring indoors over the winter.

  • Duncanespie Duncanespie on Aug 05, 2019

    I’m in the West Midlands of the U.K, temperatures get to about -10 to -15 C.

    I’m leaning toward a terrarium, I just need to ensure that my reach doesn’t overextend my grasp, in other words, never done one before!

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