Sempervivum forum: Buttoning up the containers for a succulent winter experience

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Name: Marilyn
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Sep 20, 2012 9:25 AM CST

Ok, now we have a real touch of fall in my area. Warm days and getting colder nights.

Can frost be far behind?

Can I expect some die back on my sempervivums? Should I repot any now?

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Name: Lynn
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Sep 20, 2012 4:56 PM CST


No, frost does not kill them, they love winter weather. Just not cold/dry wind, which will suck the moisture out of them.
If they are growing well I would leave them along until spring for repotting.
Name: Chris
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Sep 21, 2012 1:16 AM CST


I agree Normally I don't have a lot of winter die-back, but it's not uncommon to lose a few, especially if they don't have a good root system yet.
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