Should I put the cuttings in direct sunlight after they arrive? The Succulent Source Follow NO. Shade and being kept dry is fine until you decide to replant them or use them in other ways/wedding décor etc. Related articles How do I make cuttings from my succulents? Water care for succulent cuttings How long will my cuttings look fresh? VIDEO: Making Cuttings! Are succulent cuttings rooted? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.