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Extreme Heat Is A Challenge For Succulents. Find Out How To Help Them Survive.


This is just a quick update on what’s happening in my outdoor garden, So I live in the Phoenix Arizona area, so we’re a zone 9 and it gets to be crazy. Crazy hot, so right now it is. It’s about 95 degrees and it’s 11:00 In the morning, it’s it’s getting to be a hundred and over a hundred for the past few weeks, and I had this on the other side of our patio, which gets full Sun and most of it did okay Last year that we did have it partially shaded for the year. And you can see up here. We have a shape cloth over the pergola in this area for the past six months or so, this has not been in any sort of shade. It’s been on the opposite side, which is not under the pergola and it was doing okay until the temperature started to get hotter. Once the temperatures got over 90 We started seeing some damage like you can see here inside this agave. You can see the yellowing in there and you can really see it on this dinosaur bat cactus, just a lot of sunburn, and then this pickle plant, the tops of it were getting burned as well and then over here in the mane, ghave was really really getting stressed from all the heat and the Sun, so they’d been getting a lot of Sun, but once that heat started to increase things really start to go south, so we’ve moved it over now to where it is under the pergola, so it’ll be getting bright in direct sunlight all day. It shouldn’t really get very much direct. Sun, it’ll get a little bit for like an hour. Maybe two in the mornings when the Sun is lower. So, um, right here, we’re looking west, so we will get a little bit of Sun in the morning but shouldn’t be too bad, but other stuff in this area, though, that has already been on this side is doing well, so we have. I believe that’s an aloe nobili’s up there with a variegated portal area. Afra got a little pearl phone n├╝rnberg here And then a trailing elephant Bush, which this one’s been under watered. You can see its leaves are a little bit then and wrinkly, so I’m trying to remember to water it more frequently because most stuff out here, I haven’t been watering more than once a week. We also have a man ghave down here. I don’t remember the exact variety of this one, but a man ghave, and then here’s the big dinosaur back cactus. It got some damage last year due to some humidity, and I’m starting to notice some damage right here, so I have watered this once a week. I think it’s too much and I’m gonna start cutting back, but you can see. It does have some really nice, healthy growth along it as well as down here. We’ve got a lot of new little starts coming off, so I’m just gonna hold off on watering it for quite some time. It probably won’t get water for the next month or two, and I’ll just keep an eye on things and see how they go Because it’s so large It does have a really deep root system. It goes all the way I mean, I don’t know how far down it goes because I haven’t pulled it out obviously, but there is soil down into the bottom of that pot, so its roots can go all the way down there and then. I have this mother of thousands that is doing awesome. It also got a lot of Sun last year. There was some damage done to it and it did not survive that very well. So we got a bunch of babies as you can see here and planted them up. This is doing a lot better, and now it will be shaded for the majority of the day, except for you know, just some pockets of Sun here and there that the pergola doesn’t catch. So overall, things in this corner are doing really, really well, so the biggest thing with heat and stun is you really need shade so when your temperatures are getting over 90 degrees, especially over a hundred degrees, You’re gonna want to really keep an eye on your succulents and pay attention for signs of rot that might indicate you’re watering too much because most succulents will go through at least a temporary dormancy when it gets really really hot, they just conserve all their energy and they’re not going to use a lot of water. They’re not going to uptake a lot of water and so having a lot of water in the soil can cause them to rot. So just keep an eye out for that. Keep an eye out for things that are under way signs of sunburn, which you’re seeing a lot of it here. So some of this is sunburn. You’re seeing here so just really paying attention to the signs. Your succulents are giving you is going to be the best way to help you help them survive during more extreme temperatures, one more experiment. I have going on outside here. Is these plants that are on top of our kids? Playhouse you can see right now. Everything is looking pretty good. It’s planted up in coconut coir, just in these shallow trays from two inch succulents. I’ve gotten four MOUNTAIN CREST Gardens. There were some cuttings in there. Obviously, some bigger plants. Everything has been like this and growing for a couple weeks now. Actually, probably more like three months that we’ve had them in here. This is getting shade in the morning and then around five oclock, it actually gets full. Sun, and that’s the thing that I am most worried about with it so far, it’s doing okay, but we are starting to see some signs of Sun stress. You can see it here in this aloe. Even in this crassula, it’s getting a lot more reddish yellow tones, So I’m gonna leave it for another week or two and see how it goes in the more extreme temperatures, but I have a feeling that we’re gonna need to move it over into the shady area on the other side of the Playhouse, which is where we have all the Portola care or not for – looking after we have all the Panda plant and some leaf propagation. So these I keep forgetting to water them, so they’re struggling a bit but still doing surprisingly well, and then we have all of this panda plant stuff. A lot of it is doing really well, so this will get a little bit of Sun in the morning, but late afternoon evening, it’s just bright shade, maybe, like a pocket of sunlight here and there, but nothing, nothing very intense, and then these are newly added just about two or three weeks ago. We put these up here in these. Wally grill planters that are really fun, so we have them attached to the side of the Playhouse and they might not be getting enough light. We’re gonna see what happens here. These are Echeverria ruffled red and they need a lot of light in order to maintain their awesome shape and colors and all the growths that they will get. So we’re gonna see how these go, but I’m not expecting that these will die. They should be okay where they’re shaded during heat, But I am worried like it mentioned about stretching, So this is gonna be our other experiment for the summer. The heat here is just brutal and so figuring out what works really comes down to experimenting but really the bigger. The plant is the better chance it has at survival. So for example, we actually planted these man ghave in the ground and you can see a bunch of Portola carry Afra the ground or the hanging kind as well as a few of the the bushier variety, and but the man Gaby’s are just doing fantastic here in the ground, The ground is actually like a clay soil, so it stays wet, so I’m surprised that these have done as well as they have, but check out on this cherry chocolate chip. Check out this cool pattern on the leaves there and last summer. When we planted these, we actually didn’t have the playhouse. So these were getting full. Sun in the late afternoon and they still survived and we planted them in like July. We didn’t even plant them in a cool time of year, but I think because the soil is clay and was staying cooler, Plus the fact that they’re in the ground plants in the ground just tend to do better during extreme temperatures they survived, and these are probably double the size. They were last summer, so I’m very, very happy about those, And then we have a couple a lows in the ground as well. That are doing pretty well. I guess let’s see so we have an aloe. And then we have rocky over here. Real quick! We have an agave. I don’t actually know what variety is. I keep meaning to look it up and I haven’t, but an agave that’s done. Well, you can see It’s pretty shaded by that. Lantana behind it! And then another one of that same aloe and I am blanking on the variety right now and then one more man ghave over here and it’s kind of shaded by this other bush. I don’t know what kind the other bush is, but it has done really well also, so we’re very, very happy with how the stuff in the ground is growing now. We were just trying to figure out all the potted stuff. .