Succulents and Way Too Much Rain

Rain-drenched aloes (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

This year I figured my drenched aloes might finally succumb. They got quite a pounding. The gutter overflows 20 feet above them, then continues down-slope. Yet they’re fine. I have some theories why.

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Succulent Rainstorm Checklist

Euphorbia greenwayi (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

Succulents love rain but some may be in danger of getting too much. Here’s my own Succulent Rain Checklist for in-ground and potted succulents, plus a Succulent Rain Gallery

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Oh No, My Succulents Froze!

Frostburned Portulacaria afra (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

Will your succulents recover from frost damage? It depends. Here’s how frost-tender succulents looked before temps dropped into the mid-20s F, and after: Euphorbias before frost Here’s the same Euphorbia ammak ‘Variegata, after the frost: Euphorbia ammak after frost Likelihood of recovery: Nil. Too much of the tissue was damaged. But what about the Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ behind…

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