Succulent Corner


One of the first things that you might notice is that I have tagged this post “house plants.” That’s not because succulents aren’t hardy for me: it’s just that I have very poor clay soil. And nature has been over-performing in the moisture area in the last couple of years so succulents are not something that I try to grow in the ground very often.

In fact, about the only place that I can grow them is where the bedrock juts out of our yard. I have some success growing succulents on the rock face of that stone. This is what that looks like.

But for the most part, I keep my succulents indoors, although they do migrate out to the sun porch for a “summer” vacation.

After all, even plants should enjoy the little bit of summer that we get here in the frozen north.

4 thoughts on “Succulent Corner

  1. tonytomeo June 1, 2019 / 4:16 am

    Some of those are not easy to work with as houseplants. They want so much sunlight, and do not like to be watered too much.

  2. gardendaze June 1, 2019 / 6:16 am

    For me, the not watering too much usually isn’t a problem. I have been known to accidentally kill cacti with too little water. But of course, in the frozen north, in the winter, sunlight is always an issue. On occasion, several of these have bloomed for me.


  3. The Chatsworth Lady June 10, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    I’m actually thinking of starting to grow succulents indoors, partly because I have the same soil problem as you but also because I have a greenhouse room that gets hellishly hot more than half the year. Plus, I tend to prioritize outdoor-plant care and so I’m afraid that any ‘normal’ houseplants would get very short shrift … probably even fatal!

  4. gardendaze June 10, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    These–or some of them–will actually bloom indoors on a sunny southern windowsill. In a spot where they’re really happy, more might actually bloom. The only thing that I don’t like is that do get leggy and I have to keep cutting them and restarting them to keep them manageable. But they’re really no trouble–not as compared to my citrus or something labor intensive like that.


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