This is also the time when some succulents, including cactus, can get severely burned. Temps can rise very quickly. A couple of years ago, I recorded a rise of 25 degrees F within an hour! It peaked at 115F. The sun is also lower in the sky now, so it peeks under eaves that normally provide shade to sun sensitive plants. Anyone who has lost a favorite plant to severe burn, (guilty), will start moving potted plants and covering ground dwellers when the weather reports call for another Santa Ana!
|A couple of hours later|
This one is delosperma spalmanthoides. It was in mostly shade, but a short dose of sun caused this burn. I have no doubt it will recouperate.
Aeonium 'voodoo'. This is growing in dappled shade in the morning, full shade the remainder of the day. Sun was hot enough to burn the tender center leaves within an hour.
Dracaena marginata. One branch grew too far out from underneath the eaves of our house and suffered pretty severe burn. The growing point is protected, so it should recover well.
Sedum hispanicum. Doesn't like heat; doesn't like full sun. Should recover once Autumn is in full swing. Notice the larger sedums did fine?