Growing succulents in hot, dry areas: tips & tricks

Succulents are a perfect option for gardeners in hot, dry climates who want to create a lush landscape. You can get many varieties to grow in hot, sunny climates by employing the strategies below. Alternatively, plant any of the Hot / Dry Varieties listed and save yourself the extra work.

Protecting Succulents from Heat and Sunburn

  • Plant in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade
  • Use shade cloth, trees, or other landscape elements to filter light and shade succulents when temperatures exceed 80F
  • Water deeply in the morning or evening to cool soil

Varieties for Hot / Dry Areas