Growing succulents is a perfect addition to your patio or steps along with flowering planters. Just remember that they do not want as much water. The best succulent planters are those that are neglected, they store water in their fleshy leaves, stems and roots. Use rainwater or distilled water to avoid harmful dissolved mineral buildup.
They require a well drained soil (add sand) and some gravel on top of the soil. We do not fertilize these plants as much as flowering plants, watch the leaf color to see if they’re starving. Bring the pots into the garage for winter or a cool bedroom near a bright window and reduce watering. Stretching or weak stems happens with low light levels.
Sempervivums and sedums are hardier and tolerate more stress than other succulents.