What’s the difference between “soft” and “hardy” succulents?

We divide all of our succulents into two groups, "soft" and "hardy", depending on whether or not they can tolerate freezing temperatures.

Soft Succulents

  • Also known as “tender succulents”
  • Can grow indoors or out as long as they are protected from freezing temperatures
  • Most will keep color year-round with proper care

Hardy Succulents

  • Can grow outdoors, year-round in most of the US
  • Not recommended for indoor use
  • Many show their best colors in spring and fall

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