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How to Care Echeveria

How to Care Echeveria, Growing Echeveria, Caring for Echeveria

Echeveria are succulent houseplants that consist of a mature plant and its offset plants. The mature plant supports the offset plants with nutrients until they are mature enough to thrive on their own. Often, once matured, the offset plant will break off from the original and can be replanted.
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Basic Care Guide

What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
Echeveria thrive in environments that mirror their native rocky and arid habitats, requiring plenty of bright light. The optimal lighting for echeveria is partial to full sunlight with direct exposure for at least four to six hours daily. Intense light intensity promotes strong growth, vibrant foliage coloration, and successful flowering. Insufficient light may lead to etiolation and poor health. In indoor settings, a south-facing window is ideal, while outdoor plants benefit from morning sunlight and afternoon shade to prevent scorch burn. In greenhouses, use shade cloths to diffuse strong midday light.
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
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How to Propagate Echeveria?
How to Propagate Echeveria?
How to Propagate Echeveria?
The primary methods for propagating echeveria include leaf cuttings, offsets, and seeds. Key factors for successful propagation encompass proper light, warm temperatures, and well-draining soil. Unique to echeveria, leaf propagation requires gentle removal of a healthy leaf, letting it callous over before placing on soil. Generally, echeveria is easy to propagate, though seed germination may challenge beginners.
Steps for leaf propagation:
  1. Twist off a healthy leaf,
  2. Allow to callous for a few days,
  3. Lay on well-draining soil,
  4. Water when dry,
  5. Wait for roots and new growth.
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Key Facts About Echeveria

Attributes of Echeveria

Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Ideal Temperature
20 41 ℃
Propagation
Cutting

Scientific Classification of Echeveria

More Info About Echeveria
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Types of Echeveria

Echeveria 'Blue Waves'
Echeveria Desert Queen
The echeveria Desert Queen is well known for its wrinkled and ruffled blue-green leaves that resemble waves. Frank Reinelt created this hybrid succulent of Echeveria gibbiflora. Echeveria Desert Queen is a smaller and paler sister of Echeveria 'Blue Curls'. It is a slow-growing plant that is relatively easy to propagate, making it an ideal houseplant.
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica'
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica'
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica' is a succulent that offers stunning metallic-hued green-bronze wavy-edged leaves, tinged with pink margins. It has bell-shaped red flowers with yellow insides. This is a cultivar of the Echeveria gibbiflora species and is named for the metallic tones of the leaves. Gardeners favor this lovely plant for its dramatic colors and its drought tolerance.
Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
Echeveria 'Blue Curls', a hybrid of Echeveria gibbiflora produced by Frank Reinelt, is the sister of 'echeveria 'Blue Curls' .' This succulent's rosette is blue and wavy, with a pink outer circular pattern of leaves. This plant grows larger and wavier as it matures, making it an excellent ground cover suitable for cultivation in any rock or desert garden.
Echeveria 'Black Knight'
Echeveria 'Black Knight'
The echeveria 'Black Knight' is a striking succulent with dark-green to black pointed leaves and is an ideal houseplant. It is not a hybrid with Echeveria affinis as one of its parents, but rather the species E. affinis is spread as a clone distinct from the species due to its darker color and altered leaf shape. Deer and bunnies avoid this slow-growing plant.
Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'
Lipstick echeveria 'Lipstick'
Lipstick echeveria 'Lipstick' is a slow-growing succulent that offers a rosette of green leaves with bright red edges and tips. It is a cultivar of the Echeveria agavoides plant. The species name comes from the Agave-like leaves and ‘Lipstick’ alludes to the bright red colors. This is a great container plant, ideal for any succulent garden.
Echeveria 'Curly Locks'
Echeveria 'Curly Locks'
Echeveria 'Curly Locks' is a slow-growing succulent hybridized by Harry Butterfield from two Echeveria 'Ruffles' and Echeveria 'Ripples' specimens. This succulent has ruffled vivid blue-green leaves with pink margins that complement any garden arrangement. It is related to Echeveria 'Crinkles'.
Echeveria agavoides 'Maria'
Wax agave
Wax agave is an evergreen succulent that offers rosettes of matte green leaves with dark red margins and red tips. From spring into summer, it produces red flowers. It is a cultivar of Echeveria agavoides and resembles an agave plant. This plant is easily grown in well-drained soils and loves sun. Make it a part of your indoor or outdoor succulent garden.
Echeveria 'Cubic Frost'
Botle tree
Botle tree is a cultivar that attracts attention. It has a taller growth habit than other species in the genus. Multi-hued leaves that form a thick rosette also make the succulent easily identifiable. The plant is primarily used in containers and dish gardens.
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XPachysedum are popular houseplants, also grown in rock and succulent gardens in warmer climates. They are prized for their attractive clumping growth habit. The plants grow in rosettes and produce tiny bell-shaped blossoms throughout the spring and summer, growing on long, thin stems. Handling the plants can mar the appearance of the leaves due to oils on the skin.
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Jeweled crown are actually a man-made genus of small succulents, created from hybrids of various Pachyphytum and Echeveria species. These hybrids and their various cultivars are available from nurseries and online as potted plants, and for inclusion in rock and drought-friendly gardens.
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Pachyphytum are slow-growing succulents popular as container plants. They are also commonly planted outdoors in rock and desert gardens. Plants in the genus can be tubular or grape-shaped, and some have a powdery coating on their thick leaves. Pachyphytum produce small flowers in the spring and summer that can be deep red, greenish-white, or both.
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Monanthes are commonly found thriving in sunny locations and are popular container plants grown for their attractive shapes. The plants stop growing in the winter but resume in the spring and occasionally produce flowers from single stems in optimal conditions. The plants are usually spread by seeds but can also be grown from cuttings.
Adromischus
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Adromischus are succulents native to Africa that feature small clumping leaves. These leaves inspired its scientific name Adromischus with the Greek word adros, meaning thick and mischos, meaning stem. Many in this species are appealing to collectors due to their coloured leaves, however, when not stressed by sunlight, nearly all develop a similar green colour. To showcase the attractive leaves the best way possible a high level of light is required.
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Sedums are perennial succulents that are valuable food sources for butterflies and other pollinators. They are popular garden plants due to their attractive flowers that bloom in small clustered bouquets. Flowers range in colors depending on the species. They are drought-tolerant and thrive in a variety of conditions, making them good choices for groundcover.
Crassula
Crassula
Crassula are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many crassula die after flowering.
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Leatherpetal
Leatherpetal comprise a small genus of perennial succulents that grow in rosettes. The foliage is smooth, comes in shades of silver, pink, or green, and may be speckled depending on the species. This attractive foliage and star-shaped leaves make these plants popular houseplants and additions to desert gardens.
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Echeveria
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Echeveria
Echeveria
Echeveria are succulent houseplants that consist of a mature plant and its offset plants. The mature plant supports the offset plants with nutrients until they are mature enough to thrive on their own. Often, once matured, the offset plant will break off from the original and can be replanted.
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Basic Care Guide

What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Echeveria?
Echeveria thrive in environments that mirror their native rocky and arid habitats, requiring plenty of bright light. The optimal lighting for echeveria is partial to full sunlight with direct exposure for at least four to six hours daily. Intense light intensity promotes strong growth, vibrant foliage coloration, and successful flowering. Insufficient light may lead to etiolation and poor health. In indoor settings, a south-facing window is ideal, while outdoor plants benefit from morning sunlight and afternoon shade to prevent scorch burn. In greenhouses, use shade cloths to diffuse strong midday light.
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Advanced Care Guide

How to Propagate Echeveria?
How to Propagate Echeveria?
How to Propagate Echeveria?
The primary methods for propagating echeveria include leaf cuttings, offsets, and seeds. Key factors for successful propagation encompass proper light, warm temperatures, and well-draining soil. Unique to echeveria, leaf propagation requires gentle removal of a healthy leaf, letting it callous over before placing on soil. Generally, echeveria is easy to propagate, though seed germination may challenge beginners.
Steps for leaf propagation:
  1. Twist off a healthy leaf,
  2. Allow to callous for a few days,
  3. Lay on well-draining soil,
  4. Water when dry,
  5. Wait for roots and new growth.
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How to Grow and Care for Gardenia

Attributes of Echeveria

Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Ideal Temperature
20 41 ℃
Propagation
Cutting

Scientific Classification of Echeveria

types

Types of Echeveria

Echeveria 'Blue Waves'
Echeveria Desert Queen
The echeveria Desert Queen is well known for its wrinkled and ruffled blue-green leaves that resemble waves. Frank Reinelt created this hybrid succulent of Echeveria gibbiflora. Echeveria Desert Queen is a smaller and paler sister of Echeveria 'Blue Curls'. It is a slow-growing plant that is relatively easy to propagate, making it an ideal houseplant.
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica'
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica'
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica' is a succulent that offers stunning metallic-hued green-bronze wavy-edged leaves, tinged with pink margins. It has bell-shaped red flowers with yellow insides. This is a cultivar of the Echeveria gibbiflora species and is named for the metallic tones of the leaves. Gardeners favor this lovely plant for its dramatic colors and its drought tolerance.
Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
Echeveria 'Blue Curls', a hybrid of Echeveria gibbiflora produced by Frank Reinelt, is the sister of 'echeveria 'Blue Curls' .' This succulent's rosette is blue and wavy, with a pink outer circular pattern of leaves. This plant grows larger and wavier as it matures, making it an excellent ground cover suitable for cultivation in any rock or desert garden.
Echeveria 'Black Knight'
Echeveria 'Black Knight'
The echeveria 'Black Knight' is a striking succulent with dark-green to black pointed leaves and is an ideal houseplant. It is not a hybrid with Echeveria affinis as one of its parents, but rather the species E. affinis is spread as a clone distinct from the species due to its darker color and altered leaf shape. Deer and bunnies avoid this slow-growing plant.
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×Pachysedum
xPachysedum
XPachysedum are popular houseplants, also grown in rock and succulent gardens in warmer climates. They are prized for their attractive clumping growth habit. The plants grow in rosettes and produce tiny bell-shaped blossoms throughout the spring and summer, growing on long, thin stems. Handling the plants can mar the appearance of the leaves due to oils on the skin.
×Pachyveria
jeweled crown
Jeweled crown are actually a man-made genus of small succulents, created from hybrids of various Pachyphytum and Echeveria species. These hybrids and their various cultivars are available from nurseries and online as potted plants, and for inclusion in rock and drought-friendly gardens.
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum
Pachyphytum are slow-growing succulents popular as container plants. They are also commonly planted outdoors in rock and desert gardens. Plants in the genus can be tubular or grape-shaped, and some have a powdery coating on their thick leaves. Pachyphytum produce small flowers in the spring and summer that can be deep red, greenish-white, or both.
Monanthes
Monanthes
Monanthes are commonly found thriving in sunny locations and are popular container plants grown for their attractive shapes. The plants stop growing in the winter but resume in the spring and occasionally produce flowers from single stems in optimal conditions. The plants are usually spread by seeds but can also be grown from cuttings.
Adromischus
Adromischus
Adromischus are succulents native to Africa that feature small clumping leaves. These leaves inspired its scientific name Adromischus with the Greek word adros, meaning thick and mischos, meaning stem. Many in this species are appealing to collectors due to their coloured leaves, however, when not stressed by sunlight, nearly all develop a similar green colour. To showcase the attractive leaves the best way possible a high level of light is required.
Hylotelephium
Sedums
Sedums are perennial succulents that are valuable food sources for butterflies and other pollinators. They are popular garden plants due to their attractive flowers that bloom in small clustered bouquets. Flowers range in colors depending on the species. They are drought-tolerant and thrive in a variety of conditions, making them good choices for groundcover.
Crassula
Crassula
Crassula are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many crassula die after flowering.
Graptopetalum
Leatherpetal
Leatherpetal comprise a small genus of perennial succulents that grow in rosettes. The foliage is smooth, comes in shades of silver, pink, or green, and may be speckled depending on the species. This attractive foliage and star-shaped leaves make these plants popular houseplants and additions to desert gardens.
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