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How to grow and care for Echeveria

How to grow and care for Echeveria

Echeveria is very popular type of succulents, growing in attractive rosettes with a variety of colors and sometimes amazing flowers with beautiful leaves. These plants have been extensively hybridized, so in addition to the main species, there are many varieties specially grown for interesting leaf shape and colour. Although the majority of Echeveria will remain relatively small (a few inches to a foot in front), certain species will grow into small plants of 2 feet like shrubs.

Echeveria Growing setting

Light: For a sunny window, perfect for full sun.

Water: Summer and spring water to ensure immaculate drainage. Reduce water to monthly in winter.

Temperature: Average summer time is preferred (65oF / 18oC – 70oF / 21oC). Cool to 50oF/10oC in winter.
Soil: A well dried succulent mixture with an ideal pH of approximately 6.0 (slightly acidic).

Manure : Feed at beginning of season or weekly with a low solution of fluid with a controlled release fertilizer. Feed: On mature plants use balanced 20 – 20 – 20 fertilizer with 1/4 strength and a less nitrogen fertilizer for young plants.

Propagation

Most Echeveria may be spread easily from leaf cuttings, but a number of seeds or stem cuttings are better. Put the individual leaves in a sugary or cacti mix to propagate a leaf cut and cover the dish until it is grown in a new plant.

Repotting

Repot if needed in warm season, preferably. In order to repot a succulent, ensure that the soil is dry before repotting and then remove the pot carefully. Remove the old ground from the roots and remove any dead or rooted roots. Provide a fungicide for any cuts. Place the plant in its new pot and potted soil backfill and split the roots while repotting it. Let the plant dry for about a week and then start watering slightly, to lower the risk of root rot.

Grower’s Tips For Echeveria

Most common species of Echeveria are not difficult to cultivate, as long as a few basic regulations are followed. First, you must never allow water to sit in the rosette as it can cause the plant to die from rotten or fungal diseases. In addition, as the plant grows, remove dead leaves from the ground. The dead leaves are a haven for pests, and Echeveria can make mealy bugs. Careful watering and a lot of light will, as with all succulents, help to make it a success.

Two Types Of Echeveria

  • Echeveria ‘Sagitta’

Echeveria ‘Sagitta’ is a charming, rosetta – forming succulent with up to 8 cm (20 cm) inch (20 cm) in height. The rosette has a diameter of up to 6 cm. The flowers are yellow with high trunks.

  • Echeveria ‘Minibelle’

Echeveria ‘Minibelle’ is a wonderful succulent with red margins and tips on a silvery-green leaf. When exposed to strong sunlight or cold temperatures, they take a shiny shade of red terracotta. It is a beautiful, multi-branched, low-growing rosetta mound, up to 90 cm high and broad. The rosettes have a diameter of up to 9 cm. During the summer, coral flowers in bell-shaped form emerge on several arching stems.

Tara Joy
A plant lover who loves nature and likes to share gardening tips.
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