Ask a Question forum: Help with Monadenium ritchei culture

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Name: Maria
Western CT (Zone 6a)
May 1, 2016 7:39 AM CST
How often should I water Monadenium ritchei indoors? I currently have it in a small clay pot in a Southwest window. I would like to place it outside for the summer, should it be protected from full sun? Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 1, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Welcome! Tofu

It will require very little water (when in doubt: don't water is pretty much the rule for all succulents); if you do take it outside make sure to acclimate it to full sun gradually but ultimately that plant will be happiest in full sun.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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May 1, 2016 8:57 AM CST
I agree.
I have mine in full sun outside over the Summer and at that point I don't worry about too much rain, but I am making sure the plant is never sitting waterlogged, have good drainage.
Comes Fall I bring mine inside here in NJ and that is the time they can rot very easily, if watered at all. I just spray them gently every so often during the indoor season, never flood them.
Mine are in need of repotting for sure, but at least I know they are draining well.

Tofu, it would help if you give us your location please. You can add it to your profile. Smiling
Name: Maria
Western CT (Zone 6a)
May 1, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Thanks so much for your all your help. I've updated my profile with my location.


Thank You!

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