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Overwintering houseleeks?

Hello, I bought a cobweb houseleek plant last spring and planted it in a container. It has been really prolific with lots of 'offspring', but these have all risen up lately into a pyramid, and many are now breaking off. We've had loads of rain and it does look saturated. Should I bring it inside for winter? Or any other suggestions? Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom! May


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,334
    turn the pot onto its side and prop it up that way to allow it to drain
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,892
    They do well in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse but anywhere that is protected from the rain will do. Make sure they are kept well ventilated and remove any dead material from around them.
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  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    I tuck mine under the roof overhang, so they stay dryer.  Fine outside, but hate being too wet or permanently sodden. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    Mine are outside all the time. If the drainage is right, they should be fine.
    I'm not in a very dry part of the country, and I grow mine in virtually nothing but grit/perlite and some gritty compost. 
    Once you've drained the excess water off, as @Hostafan1 describes, it might be worth repotting them to get a better growing medium for them  :)
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