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succulents getting too much rain water in s florida

I live in St Petersburg florida. I have grown to love succulents. I had a bright idea to plant them all over my back yard. I forgot about the rainy season and boy was I reminded. We got 11 inches of rain in 3 days. Needless to say I was out in the backyard in my pjs digging them up in the rain. I have put them in large pots so I can move them out of the rain. * Are there any that do like water? How often should I water them. R there any that r better for the really hot weather here?
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In a sometimes rainy climate like Florida, you're better off growing your succulents in containers with rapid drainage and a custom soil mix suited to their needs. With containers, you can also move them out of severe weather. Instead, grow tropicals and subtropicals that are suited to your regional weather and soil.

Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine

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