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Echeveria Succulent

Echeveria is a family of rose-shaped succulents native to the semi-desert regions of Central America. Because of its charming leaves' structure,
Echeverias are one of the most well-known succulents. There are plenty of types with different gorgeous colors when it comes to Echeverias. Same as other succulents, they are super easy to grow and take care of.

Echeveria Care Guide

Echeveria Light Requirements

In order to be all healthy, they need to receive direct sunlight for at least 4-5 hours every day. If not, they will look all leggy because they adapt and elongate to "reach" towards the closest source of light. Growing Echeveria in an unglazed clay pot, which will allow water to evaporate, is ideal.

Your Echeverias will flower better if you put them outdoors during the summer months.
The best soil for Echeveria

Like all succulents, Echeveria needs soil that drains quickly. This helps prevent moisture from rotting the roots. Many growers will create their own special mixture of soil and perlite. However, good quality potting soil or a cactus mix will work fine.

Should I repot Echeveria?

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.

 

Tips for Watering Echeveria Succulents

Same like their succulent relatives, Echeverias don't need to be watered that often
You should water your plants thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Wait until the soil has dried out completely before watering your Echeveria, and then give it a good watering, letting the water stream through the drainage holes of the pot.
Never let your succulents sit in water.


Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

 

Does Echeveria like humidity?

Echeveria does not like humidity. Humid weather can cause succulents to lose their shape and become flimsy and develop squishy leaves. Succulents that are exposed to humid weather over a long time will begin to turn yellow, brown, or black, and rot.

 

Temperatures for Echeveria to survive and thrive

Be aware that temperatures either too low or too high can do harm to your succulents. Temperatures lower than 40°F or higher than 90°F are never recommended. In summer, the combination of high temperatures and full sun exposure can cause sunburn for your succulents, damaging both the leaves and the root systems.

 

The simplest way of propagating Echeveria

There are many ways to propagate Echeveria, but the simplest one is through leaf propagation. To do this, you will either need to collect leaves that have just fallen from your plant or snip a leaf off its rosette by gently moving it from side to side until it detaches.

Once you have the leaves to propagate, lay them on a tray away from direct sunlight. After a few weeks, a plantlet with roots will appear at the end of the leaves. At this point, you can stick their roots in the soil and give them a mist every few days. Eventually, the original leaves should dry up, leaving the newly formed ones behind.


How do you diagnose a succulent problem?

There are many issues succulents usually run into that might concern you. This article will tackle the most common problems and you'll be well equipped the next time your dear plants are suffering.

In addition, most pests damage succulents by sucking the life from the plant and consuming its juices. This guide will list out some of the most common pests and diseases faced by succulents as well as how to treat them.

 

Are Echeveria succulents safe for pets?

If you love both succulents and pets, then Echeveria is the perfect choice for you. Echeveria is known to be pet-safe succulents, which appeal to so many people not only for their ease of maintenance but for their beauty. Please see more Toxic and Non-Toxic Succulents for Pets to ensure both coexist happily in your house.

 

Watch more the video below to learn more about Types of Echeveria Succulents!

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