Succulent Plants
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Watering Potted Succulents

Anonymous added on October 30, 2013 | Answered

I have a beautiful, fairly large pot of a variety of succulents. Last year I brought them in and watered them infrequently. They really did not do that well and I had to discard some and use clippings of some to fill in.

This year I will be gone for six months and we thought we would try to leave them in our walk-out basement that gets plenty of light.

Without watering, will they live? I could have a neighbor water but it was confusing for me last year to really know when to water them.

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    AnnsGreeneHaus
    Answered on October 31, 2013

    Honestly, most succulents can withstand extensive periods of drought. If your neighbor could water once a month or every 6 weeks, they should be fine. Just make sure they are well watered. I always tell folks to water till the plant 'pees'. It's worked for me for 40 years.

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