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I can’t tell y’all how excited I am about this. I can’t grow succulents indoors. No room in my house gets enough sun. Thankfully this bed is west face zone 7 and boy does it get the sun. We probably have a few days per year where we have to cover from frost but not too many.

https://i.imgur.com/rWLBzFg.jpg

I can’t tell y’all how excited I am about this. I can’t grow succulents indoors. No room in my house gets enough sun. Thankfully this bed is west face zone 7 and boy does it get the sun. We probably have a few days per year where we have to cover from frost but not too many. >!https://i.imgur.com/rWLBzFg.jpg!<

7 comments

[–] RawSienna 7 points (+7|-0)

Those are beautiful! I love succulents. They’re like the eccentrics of the plant world or something.

[–] boudica 3 points (+3|-0)

Ahhh, it's so beautiful! The plants are obviously lovely, but I also really like the contrasting rocks :)

I live somewhere between Zone 7b & Zone 8a and when I've tried growing succulents outside, the winter frost always gets them. Does it take a while for succulents and cacti to establish outside to become more frost hardy? I see all of these beautiful huge cactus plants in some older neighborhoods around here, so I know it's possible for them to last through winter. We get such mild winters in the south I assumed they would be safe, but every now and then it gets cold enough to cause damage.

I'm on the line of 8 and 9 and I've had aloe and other succulents die in the cold as well.

My mom had no trouble growing cactus outside in 7a, but I’ve never tried. With succulents we’re hoping several things help save them from frost. The rocks, brick wall and huge picture window should all absorb heat. We’ve overwintered tropical hibiscus in that location. But I can always cover them with plastic if we do get below freezing. Some succulents actually like cold weather but most don’t want it too chilly.

[–] WiggeenTree 2 points (+2|-0)

SO Beautiful!❤️❤️❤️ I just started gardening in NYC, and I'm still killing my asytermums. Less than a quarter of my other seeds even sprouted. Seeing you successfully planting these succulents so beautifully is just so inspiring.And on top of that,you are keeping them kicking in potentially harmful conditions(frost). Keep going,I see you.

[–] sealwomyn 0 points (+0|-0)

I hope they will thrive! I am so bad about drowning my succulents, I have to toss them out into a bed and ignore it so I don't melt the poor things :(