PictureThis
camera identify
Use App
tab list
Home Identify Application
English
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية
Svenska
Polskie
ภาษาไทย
Bahasa Melayu
Bahasa Indonesia
Get App
This page looks better in the app
about about
About
care_guide care_guide
Care Guide
topic topic
Care FAQ
plant_info plant_info
More Info
pests pests
Pests & Diseases
distribution_map distribution_map
Distribution
care_scenes care_scenes
More About How-Tos
more_plants more_plants
Related Plants
pic top
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Echeveria agavoides
Also known as : Molded wax, Molded wax plant, House leek
Lipstick echeveria (Echeveria agavoides) is a flowering plant species native to rocky environments in Mexico. The latin name for lipstick echeveria, Echeveria agavoides means "resembling agave." This species is cultivated as an ornamental species and grows best in low-moisture, mineral-rich soils and direct sunshine.
Water
Water
Every 3 weeks
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
more
care guide

Care Guide for Lipstick echeveria

Watering Care
Watering Care
Lipstick echeveria is considered to have average watering needs for a succulent species. When watering, the soil should be soaked with water and then allowed to completely dry out before watering again. However, it is important to ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
Details on Watering Care Watering Care
Fertilizing Care
Fertilizing Care
Lipstick echeveria can grow successfully without fertilizer, but a diluted, well-balanced liquid fertilizer that is specially formulated for succulents can stimulate its growth. It is best to apply this fertilizer along with watering during the summer months. It is not necessary to feed this plant during winter.
Details on Fertilizing Care Fertilizing Care
Pruning
Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
Details on Pruning Pruning
Soil Care
Soil Care
Sand, Loam, Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Details on Soil Care Soil Care
Repotting
Repotting
Repot every 1-2 years.
Details on Repotting Repotting
care guide bg
Know the light your plants really get.
Find the best spots for them to optimize their health, simply using your phone.
Download the App
Picture This
A Botanist in Your Pocket
qrcode
Scan QR code to download
label
cover
Lipstick echeveria
Water
Water
Every 3 weeks
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
Hardiness Zones
Hardiness Zones
9 to 12
Planting Time
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
question

Questions About Lipstick echeveria

Watering Watering Watering
Sunlight Sunlight Sunlight
Temperature Temperature Temperature
Fertilizing Fertilizing Fertilizing
What is the best way to water my Lipstick echeveria?
The proper way to water Lipstick echeveria requires some timing. For example, you should wait until the spring, when the new leaves are beginning to grow, before considering adding water to this plant’s pot. Once that season arrives, you can add water when the soil inside the pot has become entirely dry. When watering, you can use either tap water or distilled water. It's best not to water this plant from overhead. Instead, you should water at the base of the plant by applying the water slowly and evenly across the entire surface of the soil. This method will allow you to moisten all parts of the soil consistently without dampening the above-ground portions of the plant, which your Lipstick echeveria will appreciate. Typically, you can continue adding water until you notice a light stream of excess water draining from the pot’s hole.
Read More more
What should I do if I water my Lipstick echeveria too much or too little?
An overwatered Lipstick echeveria is a far more common occurrence than one that is underwatered. Overwatering is also incredibly detrimental to your plant's health as it can cause one Lipstick echeveria to die quite quickly. One way to avoid overwatering is to allow the soil to dry entirely before adding water, as mentioned previously. Especially when it turns into dormancy, lots of people will just water it in the wrong way. As such, we’ll focus on how to remedy the problem of overwatering. When your Lipstick echeveria shows signs of overwatering, it is often best to remove it from its current pot. After removal, you should access the roots of this plant and remove any that show signs of rot or some other moisture-related disease. While some roots should be removed, others will return to full health after a simple cleaning. After this stage, you should repot your Lipstick echeveria in soil that has excellent drainage capabilities to lessen the odds of future overwatering.
While unlikely, underwatering can take place too. If that occurs for you, all you need to do is supply your plant with water on a slightly more frequent basis, ensuring that you don't overcorrect the issue and end up overwatering your plant.
Read More more
How often should I water my Lipstick echeveria?
As a succulent plant, the water needs of Lipstick echeveria are quite low compared to most other plants because this plant hails from a region that is constantly hot and dry.
To give this plant species proper care, you should allow its soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Typically, it will take anywhere from two weeks to a month for the soil to dry entirely, at which time you can add water. Watering frequency tends to be very seasonally related. During the spring to summer period, it will be in a growing state and it may take 2-3 weeks for the soil to dry completely, you can follow this watering frequency. During the summer time, the soil may dry out faster. However, when the temperature falls below 60 degrees or rises above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, most of them will be dormant or semi-dormant, which means that the plant does not need more watering at the moment. Instead, you should reduce or even stop watering to keep the soil dry until the temperature is appropriate again for Lipstick echeveria to grow, and then restart watering.
Read More more
How much water does my Lipstick echeveria need?
Overall, Lipstick echeveria does not need a high volume of water. This is mainly due to the fact that this plant must go for a while without receiving water. However, when the time to water this plant does arrive, you should be ready to give it a lot of water. While there is no set amount of water to give this plant, you should not stop watering until the soil is completely moist. The best way to ensure this is the case, provided you grow this plant in a pot, is to water it until you see water trickling through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. You can also insert a pencil or some similar object deep into the soil to test if you have watered enough. If you remove the pencil and it is moist, then you have provided enough water.
Read More more
How can I tell if i'm watering my Lipstick echeveria enough?
Generally, overwatering is a far more significant issue than underwatering is. When overwatering occurs, you should notice right away as the leaves will begin to lose their form, become mushy, and change colors. This will be a stark contrast to a healthy set of living stone leaves, which should be relatively sturdy and hold their shape. Underwatering is incredibly rare for Lipstick echeveria, as this species can often survive with no water at all. However, if underwatering does occur, you will usually notice leaf discoloration and dryness.
Read More more
How should I water my Lipstick echeveria through the seasons?
As mentioned, Lipstick echeveria needs the most water during the times of year that it is actively growing. By contrast, in winter, when the plant is entirely dormant, you should reduce these already low watering needs. In fact, during winter, you should not water this plant at all. Once spring arrives, wait until your Lipstick echeverias begin to develop new leaves. Once that occurs, you can return to your regular watering schedule. During the hottest parts of summer, your plant may enter another dormant growth phase, which means its water needs will be lower than normal. As summer ends and fall arrives, you can begin reducing your watering in anticipation of winter. By the time winter arrives, you should cease watering altogether.
Read More more
How should I water my Lipstick echeveria at different growth stages?
By and large, the water needs of Lipstick echeveria will remain consistent throughout each of its growth stages. Anyway, Lipstick echeveria prefers dry soil conditions more than moist ones, so watering less is safer for it than watering a lot. However, there are some phases in which your Lipstick echeveria may need slightly more water than usual. Despite being known for their foliage, Lipstick echeverias can also provide flowers, but these flowers do not arrive until the plant is at least a few years old. Once flower development is possible, your Lipstick echeveria may need a minimal uptick in its watering schedule to accommodate flower development. Otherwise, you should not expect to change your watering frequency significantly based on this plant’s growth stages.
Read More more
What's the difference between watering Lipstick echeveria indoors and outdoors?
Growing Lipstick echeverias outdoors is not an option for most gardeners in hardiness zones colder than zone 9, as this plant loves areas that have warm or hot weather year-round. Only in regions that do not have yearly temperatures that fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit can this plant species survive. If you live in such an area, you should study the average rainfall in your area as well. If you live where it rains often, your Lipstick echeveria will likely die from overwatering. But if you live in a warm climate in which it rains occasionally, you may not need to water your Lipstick echeverias at all.
Those who live in cooler areas of the world should have no issue growing this plant indoors. If that is the approach you take, you can wait until all of the soil in your plant's container has dried out while also following the rest of the general watering advice we've laid out in the sections above.
Read More more
icon
Get tips and tricks for your plants.
Keep your plants happy and healthy with our guide to watering, lighting, feeding and more.
close
plant_info

Key Facts About Lipstick echeveria

Attributes of Lipstick echeveria

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Succulent, Herb
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Bloom Time
Spring, Early summer, Mid winter, Late winter
Plant Height
8 cm to 12 cm
Spread
20 cm to 30 cm
Leaf Color
Green
Red
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Red
Stem Color
Green
Red
Yellow
Dormancy
Summer dormancy
Leaf type
Evergreen

Symbolism

Pleasant and cheerful

Usages

Artistic Value
It has won Garden Excellence Awards from the Royal Horticulture Society.
Garden Use
The eye-catching lipstick echeveria is popularly used in gravel gardens and rockeries, providing an injection of color to the landscape. This dwarf succulent is suitable as an indoor potted plant but may also be used in containers or planters.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Lipstick echeveria is a lovely succulent plant with spoon-shaped leaves and a lotus-shaped body. It has a small tip in the front. It looks golden or yellow-green and is a pleasing plant to look at.

Scientific Classification of Lipstick echeveria

icon
Find your perfect green friends.
Plan your green oasis based on your criteria: plant type, pet safety, skill level, sites, and more.
pests

Common Pests & Diseases About Lipstick echeveria

Common issues for Lipstick echeveria based on 10 million real cases
Brown blotch
Brown blotch Brown blotch
Brown blotch
Brown spot is a plant disease that severely impacts the health of Lipstick echeveria, often resulting in the formation of brownish circular spots on leaves, stunted growth, and in severe cases, plant death. This fungal disease is most active in humid and moisture-rich environments.
Leaf rot
Leaf rot Leaf rot
Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a common disease affecting Lipstick echeveria, caused mainly by fungal pathogens and overwatering. The disease weakens the plant and can be lethal if not addressed timely. It manifests with browning, wilting, and eventual disintegration of leaves.
Soft Rot
Soft Rot Soft Rot
Soft Rot
Soft Rot is a disease that can gravely affect Lipstick echeveria. It is caused by various bacteria and fungi, leading to significant decay and wilting of plant tissues. Failure to manage the disease can result in considerable plant loss.
Low light
Low light Low light
Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
Aged yellow and dry
Aged yellow and dry Aged yellow and dry
Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Scars
Scars Scars
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
icon
Treat and prevent plant diseases.
AI-powered plant doctor helps you diagnose plant problems in seconds.
close
plant poor
Brown blotch
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Brown spot is a plant disease that severely impacts the health of Lipstick echeveria, often resulting in the formation of brownish circular spots on leaves, stunted growth, and in severe cases, plant death. This fungal disease is most active in humid and moisture-rich environments.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Lipstick echeveria affected by Brown spot disease exhibits conspicuous symptoms such as brown circular spots on the leaves, yellowing of the plant, and a noticeable stunted growth. In severe cases, it may also lead to wilting and ultimately, plant death.
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Fungal infection
The disease is primarily caused by a type of fungi known as Alternaria, which thrives on the moisture retained on the surface of Lipstick echeveria's leaves.
2
Environmental factors
Humid and wet conditions contribute to the spread of this disease, as the fungus proliferates in such conditions.
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Good hygiene: Regular cleaning, removal of affected leaves and ensuring proper sanitation can control the spread of the disease.

Appropriate watering: Avoid overhead watering and water the plant early in the day to allow enough drying time.
2
Pesticide
Fungal treatment: Use of fungicides and bio-fungicides can effectively control the disease. It's important to follow the instructions and safety measures mentioned on the product.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
plant poor
Leaf rot
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Leaf rot is a common disease affecting Lipstick echeveria, caused mainly by fungal pathogens and overwatering. The disease weakens the plant and can be lethal if not addressed timely. It manifests with browning, wilting, and eventual disintegration of leaves.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Some visible signs on Lipstick echeveria are darkening, wilting, and browning of leaves. These signs are often accompanied by a musty smell. In advanced stages of the disease, the leaves start to disintegrate.
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Fungal pathogens
Often, the disease is caused by a variety of soilborne and air-borne fungi.
2
Overwatering
Lipstick echeveria plants do not handle moisture well. Overly damp conditions can encourage the onset of leaf rot.
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Improving drainage: Well-drained soils and adequate spacing can prevent waterlogging.

Drying Out: Allowing the plant to dry out thoroughly between watering can help.
2
Pesticide
Fungicides: Use of broad-spectrum fungicides can arrest disease progression.

Anti-rot formulations: Specific anti-rot solutions can be applied to the infected leaves.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
plant poor
Soft Rot
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Soft Rot is a disease that can gravely affect Lipstick echeveria. It is caused by various bacteria and fungi, leading to significant decay and wilting of plant tissues. Failure to manage the disease can result in considerable plant loss.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Lipstick echeveria's leaf, stem, and bulb exhibit water-soaked lesions, which later develop into softened, rotten tissues. The plant may exhibit wilting, stunted growth, and in severe cases, the entire plant collapses.
What Causes Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Bacteria
The disease is often caused by Pectobacterium and Dickeya species, which thrive in wet conditions.
2
Fungus
Pathogens such as Pythium and Phytophthora can also trigger Soft Rot, predominantly in warm, moist environments.
How to Treat Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Removing affected parts: Promptly remove and discard infected plant parts to mitigate disease spread.

Good sanitation: Maintain clean cultivation tools and environment to prevent pathogen transmission.
2
Pesticide
Use of fungicides: Appropriate fungicides can help control the disease when timely applied.

Bacterial control: Certain antibacterial sprays can reduce the bacterial load, inhibiting the progression of Soft Rot.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Low light
plant poor
Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Overview
Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Aged yellow and dry
plant poor
Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Overview
Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
Scars
plant poor
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
qrcode
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
distribution

Distribution of Lipstick echeveria

Habitat of Lipstick echeveria

Gardens
Northern Hemisphere
South Hemisphere

Distribution Map of Lipstick echeveria

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
habit
care_scenes

More Info on Lipstick Echeveria Growth and Care

Basic Care Guide
Common Pests & Diseases
Explore More
Lighting
Full sun
Lipstick echeveria prospers in full-day exposure to the sun, though it can withstand areas with partial shade. Originating from areas abundant in sun, its growth efficiency thrives under such conditions. Excessive shading may lead to elongation and paleness, while too intense sun exposure can risk scorching.
Best Sunlight Practices
Temperature
0 43 ℃
The lipstick echeveria prefers to grow at temperatures between 68 to 100 ℉ (20 to 38 ℃) and is native to areas with warm climates. In hot weather, it is best to provide some shade or reduce the amount of direct sunlight. During cooler months, it is recommended to bring indoors as it is susceptible to frost damage.
Temp for Healthy Growth
Transplant
8-10 inches
The best time to transplant lipstick echeveria is from early to late spring, or late fall through late winter. This provides optimum growing conditions for the plant. Choose a well-draining location with sunlight exposure, and handle its roots gently during transplant for a thriving lipstick echeveria!
Transplant Techniques
Overwinter
20 ℃
Native to rocky areas in Mexico, lipstick echeveria is accustomed to mild winters. Their thick leaves store enough moisture to withstand dry spells, typical of their native semi-arid environments. During winter, gardeners should limit watering and protect lipstick echeveria from frost, ensuring temperatures don't drop below 7-10°C. An ideal winter setting involves a cool, bright spot, mimicking the plant's natural winter condition.
Winter Techniques
Brown blotch
Brown spot is a plant disease that severely impacts the health of Lipstick echeveria, often resulting in the formation of brownish circular spots on leaves, stunted growth, and in severe cases, plant death. This fungal disease is most active in humid and moisture-rich environments.
Learn More About the Disease
Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a common disease affecting Lipstick echeveria, caused mainly by fungal pathogens and overwatering. The disease weakens the plant and can be lethal if not addressed timely. It manifests with browning, wilting, and eventual disintegration of leaves.
Learn More About the Disease
Soft Rot
Soft Rot is a disease that can gravely affect Lipstick echeveria. It is caused by various bacteria and fungi, leading to significant decay and wilting of plant tissues. Failure to manage the disease can result in considerable plant loss.
Learn More About the Disease
Feng shui direction
Southwest
Lipstick echeveria is generally compatible with Feng Shui principles. It embodies the element of earth, making it suitable to be placed in the southwest direction to enhance love and relationships. However, Feng Shui practices are subjective, so the effects can vary depending on individual situations and environments.
Fengshui Details
other_plant

Plants Related to Lipstick echeveria

Balloon plant
Balloon plant
Balloon plant is grown ornamentally for its white flowers and the balloon-shaped follicles for which it is named. These follicles are filled with air and covered in spiny hairs, eventually opening to release seeds. They make interesting additions to flower arrangements. This plant is an important food for Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
Grape leaf anemone
Grape leaf anemone
Grape leaf anemone (Eriocapitella vitifolia) is an attractive flower that originated in the Himalayas. Though it is not quite commonly cultivated in the garden, its hybrid with Japanese anemone is a popular garden plant. It’s also called the grape-leafed windflower, because “Anemone” comes from the Greek word “Anemoi,” which means “winds.”
Devil's darning needles
Devil's darning needles
Devil's darning needles is a climbing vine native to the Southeastern United States. This vine attaches by delicate tendrils and therefore does not harm its supporting structure. It is attractive to bees and hummingbirds while being deer resistant. The flowers on this vine are white and bloom through the summer.
Black locust
Black locust
While the black locust may have a bad reputation in many areas of the US due to its opportunistic and rapid growth, there are benefits to this tree. The black locust is an important food source for honey bees and is a good choice for windbreaks since it grows so quickly (91 to 122 cm per year). Its wood also resists rot, so it is used in fenceposts. The plant is highly toxic, though, and should never be consumed.
Water oak
Water oak
Water oak (Quercus nigra) is a medium-sized deciduous tree often found in low woodlands, floodplains, and near swamps and rivers in southeastern areas of North America, where it plays an important role in woodland ecosystems. It is rarely used in ornamental purposes due to its unfavorable growing qualities.
Poisonbulb
Poisonbulb
Poisonbulb (Crinum asiaticum) is a bulbous perennial native to the Pacific Islands. It is toxic if ingested and caution should be exercised around this plant. Symptoms of poisonbulb poisoning include rapid heartbeat, vomiting, and fever.
Cape jasmine
Cape jasmine
Gardenia jasminoides is an evergreen shrub with unique, glossy evergreen leaves and stunning flowers. The sophisticated, matte white flowers are often used in bouquets. The exceptional beauty of this ornamental plant has made it a popular and highly appreciated plant amongst gardeners and horticulturalists.
Golden pothos
Golden pothos
The golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a popular houseplant that is commonly seen in Australia, Asia, and the West Indies. It goes by many nicknames, including "devil's ivy", because it is so hard to kill and can even grow in low light conditions. Golden pothos has poisonous sap, so it should be kept away from pets and children.
View More Plants
close
product icon
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
ad
Botanist in your pocket
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
About
Care Guide
Care FAQ
More Info
Pests & Diseases
Distribution
More About How-Tos
Related Plants
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Lipstick echeveria
Echeveria agavoides
Also known as: Molded wax, Molded wax plant, House leek
Lipstick echeveria (Echeveria agavoides) is a flowering plant species native to rocky environments in Mexico. The latin name for lipstick echeveria, Echeveria agavoides means "resembling agave." This species is cultivated as an ornamental species and grows best in low-moisture, mineral-rich soils and direct sunshine.
Water
Water
Every 3 weeks
Sunlight
Sunlight
Full sun
more
question

Questions About Lipstick echeveria

Watering Watering Watering
Sunlight Sunlight Sunlight
Temperature Temperature Temperature
Fertilizing Fertilizing Fertilizing
What is the best way to water my Lipstick echeveria?
more
What should I do if I water my Lipstick echeveria too much or too little?
more
How often should I water my Lipstick echeveria?
more
How much water does my Lipstick echeveria need?
more
How can I tell if i'm watering my Lipstick echeveria enough?
more
How should I water my Lipstick echeveria through the seasons?
more
How should I water my Lipstick echeveria at different growth stages?
more
What's the difference between watering Lipstick echeveria indoors and outdoors?
more
icon
Get tips and tricks for your plants.
Keep your plants happy and healthy with our guide to watering, lighting, feeding and more.
Download the App
close
plant_info

Key Facts About Lipstick echeveria

Attributes of Lipstick echeveria

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Succulent, Herb
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Bloom Time
Spring, Early summer, Mid winter, Late winter
Plant Height
8 cm to 12 cm
Spread
20 cm to 30 cm
Leaf Color
Green
Red
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Red
Stem Color
Green
Red
Yellow
Dormancy
Summer dormancy
Leaf type
Evergreen
icon
Gain more valuable plant knowledge
Explore a rich botanical encyclopedia for deeper insights
Download the App

Symbolism

Pleasant and cheerful

Usages

Artistic Value
It has won Garden Excellence Awards from the Royal Horticulture Society.
Garden Use
The eye-catching lipstick echeveria is popularly used in gravel gardens and rockeries, providing an injection of color to the landscape. This dwarf succulent is suitable as an indoor potted plant but may also be used in containers or planters.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Lipstick echeveria is a lovely succulent plant with spoon-shaped leaves and a lotus-shaped body. It has a small tip in the front. It looks golden or yellow-green and is a pleasing plant to look at.

Scientific Classification of Lipstick echeveria

icon
Never miss a care task again!
Plant care made easier than ever with our tailor-made smart care reminder.
Download the App
pests

Common Pests & Diseases About Lipstick echeveria

Common issues for Lipstick echeveria based on 10 million real cases
Brown blotch
Brown blotch Brown blotch Brown blotch
Brown spot is a plant disease that severely impacts the health of Lipstick echeveria, often resulting in the formation of brownish circular spots on leaves, stunted growth, and in severe cases, plant death. This fungal disease is most active in humid and moisture-rich environments.
Learn More About the Brown blotch more
Leaf rot
Leaf rot Leaf rot Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a common disease affecting Lipstick echeveria, caused mainly by fungal pathogens and overwatering. The disease weakens the plant and can be lethal if not addressed timely. It manifests with browning, wilting, and eventual disintegration of leaves.
Learn More About the Leaf rot more
Soft Rot
Soft Rot Soft Rot Soft Rot
Soft Rot is a disease that can gravely affect Lipstick echeveria. It is caused by various bacteria and fungi, leading to significant decay and wilting of plant tissues. Failure to manage the disease can result in considerable plant loss.
Learn More About the Soft Rot more
Low light
Low light Low light Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
Learn More About the Low light more
Aged yellow and dry
Aged yellow and dry Aged yellow and dry Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Learn More About the Aged yellow and dry more
Scars
Scars Scars Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Learn More About the Scars more
icon
Treat and prevent plant diseases.
AI-powered plant doctor helps you diagnose plant problems in seconds.
Download the App
close
plant poor
Brown blotch
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Brown spot is a plant disease that severely impacts the health of Lipstick echeveria, often resulting in the formation of brownish circular spots on leaves, stunted growth, and in severe cases, plant death. This fungal disease is most active in humid and moisture-rich environments.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Lipstick echeveria affected by Brown spot disease exhibits conspicuous symptoms such as brown circular spots on the leaves, yellowing of the plant, and a noticeable stunted growth. In severe cases, it may also lead to wilting and ultimately, plant death.
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Fungal infection
The disease is primarily caused by a type of fungi known as Alternaria, which thrives on the moisture retained on the surface of Lipstick echeveria's leaves.
2
Environmental factors
Humid and wet conditions contribute to the spread of this disease, as the fungus proliferates in such conditions.
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Good hygiene: Regular cleaning, removal of affected leaves and ensuring proper sanitation can control the spread of the disease.

Appropriate watering: Avoid overhead watering and water the plant early in the day to allow enough drying time.
2
Pesticide
Fungal treatment: Use of fungicides and bio-fungicides can effectively control the disease. It's important to follow the instructions and safety measures mentioned on the product.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
plant poor
Leaf rot
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Leaf rot is a common disease affecting Lipstick echeveria, caused mainly by fungal pathogens and overwatering. The disease weakens the plant and can be lethal if not addressed timely. It manifests with browning, wilting, and eventual disintegration of leaves.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Some visible signs on Lipstick echeveria are darkening, wilting, and browning of leaves. These signs are often accompanied by a musty smell. In advanced stages of the disease, the leaves start to disintegrate.
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Fungal pathogens
Often, the disease is caused by a variety of soilborne and air-borne fungi.
2
Overwatering
Lipstick echeveria plants do not handle moisture well. Overly damp conditions can encourage the onset of leaf rot.
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Improving drainage: Well-drained soils and adequate spacing can prevent waterlogging.

Drying Out: Allowing the plant to dry out thoroughly between watering can help.
2
Pesticide
Fungicides: Use of broad-spectrum fungicides can arrest disease progression.

Anti-rot formulations: Specific anti-rot solutions can be applied to the infected leaves.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
plant poor
Soft Rot
Overview
Symptom
Causes
Treatment
Prevention
Active Period
What is Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What is Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
Soft Rot is a disease that can gravely affect Lipstick echeveria. It is caused by various bacteria and fungi, leading to significant decay and wilting of plant tissues. Failure to manage the disease can result in considerable plant loss.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Lipstick echeveria's leaf, stem, and bulb exhibit water-soaked lesions, which later develop into softened, rotten tissues. The plant may exhibit wilting, stunted growth, and in severe cases, the entire plant collapses.
What Causes Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
What Causes Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Bacteria
The disease is often caused by Pectobacterium and Dickeya species, which thrive in wet conditions.
2
Fungus
Pathogens such as Pythium and Phytophthora can also trigger Soft Rot, predominantly in warm, moist environments.
How to Treat Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
How to Treat Soft Rot Disease on Lipstick echeveria?
1
Non pesticide
Removing affected parts: Promptly remove and discard infected plant parts to mitigate disease spread.

Good sanitation: Maintain clean cultivation tools and environment to prevent pathogen transmission.
2
Pesticide
Use of fungicides: Appropriate fungicides can help control the disease when timely applied.

Bacterial control: Certain antibacterial sprays can reduce the bacterial load, inhibiting the progression of Soft Rot.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Low light
plant poor
Low light
A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Overview
Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
Solutions
Solutions
Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed.
  • Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn.
  • Introduce appropriate artificial lighting.
  • Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
Prevention
Prevention
To avoid etiolation, provide an adequate amount of light from the beginning.
  1. Choose a location that matches each plant's ideal light needs. Many indoor plants do best in or near a south-facing window, which will provide the longest hours of sunlight. Flowering plants and those with colored leaves typically need more light than purely-green plants, as photosynthesis occurs in the green portions of leaves.
  2. Select plants with light needs that match a location's conditions. Some cultivars and varieties require less light than others.
  3. Use a grow light. Darker locations may require artificial illumination. A grow light may also become more necessary during winter, when sunlit hours are at their shortest.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Aged yellow and dry
plant poor
Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Overview
Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
Solutions
Solutions
If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Prevention
Prevention
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent plants from dying of “old age.” To help prolong their life, and put off symptoms of aged yellow and dry for as long as possible, take care of them by giving them enough water, fertilizing them appropriately, and making sure they get enough sunlight.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
close
Scars
plant poor
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
distribution

Distribution of Lipstick echeveria

Habitat of Lipstick echeveria

Gardens
Northern Hemisphere
South Hemisphere

Distribution Map of Lipstick echeveria

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
plant_info

Plants Related to Lipstick echeveria

product icon close
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
product icon close
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Lighting
close
Indoor
Indoor
Outdoor
Choose a site here for personalized care tips.
Requirements
Full sun
Ideal
Above 6 hours sunlight
Partial sun
Tolerance
About 3-6 hours sunlight
Watch how sunlight gracefully moves through your garden, and choose spots that provide the perfect balance of light and shade for your plants, ensuring their happiness.
Essentials
Lipstick echeveria prospers in full-day exposure to the sun, though it can withstand areas with partial shade. Originating from areas abundant in sun, its growth efficiency thrives under such conditions. Excessive shading may lead to elongation and paleness, while too intense sun exposure can risk scorching.
Preferred
Tolerable
Unsuitable
icon
Know the light your plants really get.
Find the best spots for them to optimize their health, simply using your phone.
Download the App
Artificial lighting
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
View more
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Insufficient light
Lipstick echeveria is a beloved choice for indoor gardening, and they require strong light to thrive. However, when placed in rooms with suboptimal lighting, they may develop symptoms of light deficiency.
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your lipstick echeveria may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Slower or no new growth
Lipstick echeveria enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Excessive light
Lipstick echeveria require strong light to thrive, and some are remarkably resilient to sun exposure, rarely suffering from sunburn.
View more
(Symptom details and solutions)
Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Temperature
close
Indoor
Indoor
Outdoor
Choose a site here for personalized care tips.
Requirements
Ideal
Tolerable
Unsuitable
Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
Essentials
The lipstick echeveria prefers to grow at temperatures between 68 to 100 ℉ (20 to 38 ℃) and is native to areas with warm climates. In hot weather, it is best to provide some shade or reduce the amount of direct sunlight. During cooler months, it is recommended to bring indoors as it is susceptible to frost damage.
Regional wintering strategies
Winter is the growing season for Lipstick echeveria, so it is important to maintain temperatures above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} for optimal growth. When the outdoor temperature drops below {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}, it is advisable to bring the plant indoors to a well-lit area. Increase watering when the temperature is higher and reduce watering when it approaches {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. If overwintering the plant outdoors, it should be placed in a sheltered area with ample sunlight. Consider setting up a temporary greenhouse for protection if the outdoor temperature is consistently low and keep the plant adequately moist.
Important Symptoms
Low Temperature
Lipstick echeveria is not tolerant of extremely cold temperatures. It thrives best when the temperature is between {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} and {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, the leaves will exhibit water-soaked necrosis and wilting. In cases of mild frost damage, there may not be any initial symptoms, but after a week, the leaves will significantly wilt and eventually fall off.
Solutions
Trim off the frostbitten areas. Immediately move indoors to a warm environment or set up a makeshift greenhouse for cold protection. When placing the plant indoors, choose a location near a south-facing window to ensure ample sunlight. When using a makeshift greenhouse, pay attention to ventilation to avoid plant decay due to poor airflow.
High Temperature
During summer, Lipstick echeveria should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the plant will enter a dormant state, and it becomes more prone to rot in high humidity conditions.
Solutions
Remove the dry and rotten parts. Move the plant to a partially shaded area, providing protection from direct sunlight during midday and afternoon. Stop watering the plant until the weather becomes cooler.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Transplant
close
How to Successfully Transplant Lipstick Echeveria?
The best time to transplant lipstick echeveria is from early to late spring, or late fall through late winter. This provides optimum growing conditions for the plant. Choose a well-draining location with sunlight exposure, and handle its roots gently during transplant for a thriving lipstick echeveria!
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Lipstick Echeveria?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Lipstick Echeveria?
The perfect moment for lipstick echeveria's transplanting is the cusp of spring's arrival through its departure, or the twilight of fall into the heart of winter. Transporting lipstick echeveria during these phases affords it ample time to establish roots before the robust growth of summer or harsh conditions of mid-winter. You'll find that lipstick echeveria will create a lush display that's sure to turn heads when all these pre-transplanting works have been judiciously met.
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Lipstick Echeveria Plants?
When transplanting lipstick echeveria, keep a spacing of 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) between each plant. This will provide enough room for healthy growth and ensure they don't compete for nutrients.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Lipstick Echeveria Transplanting?
For the lipstick echeveria, make sure the soil is well-draining and has a mixture of potting soil, coarse sand, and perlite. Apply a slow-release fertilizer as a base to provide essential nutrients.
Where Should You Relocate Your Lipstick Echeveria?
Choose a location with full sun exposure or partial shade for your lipstick echeveria plant. They prefer at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, so a south or west-facing spot would be ideal.
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Lipstick Echeveria?
Gardening Gloves
To protect your hands while working with the soil and plant.
Shovel or Spade
For digging holes and lifting the plant from its original location.
Pruning Shears
To trim any damaged or dead roots and leaves.
Trowel
For digging smaller holes and smoothing out the soil around the plant.
Watering Can
To water the lipstick echeveria plant during and after transplanting.
Organic Compost
To provide nutrients and improve the soil structure for the lipstick echeveria plant.
How Do You Remove Lipstick Echeveria from the Soil?
From Ground: First, water the lipstick echeveria plant to dampen the soil. Then, dig a wide trench around the plant using a shovel or spade, ensuring the plant's root ball remains intact. Carefully work the spade under the root ball to lift the plant from its original location.
From Pot: Water the lipstick echeveria plant and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the soil to loosen. Gently tip the pot on its side and slide the plant out, keeping the root ball intact. If the plant is stuck, use a trowel to loosen the soil around the edges of the pot.
From Seedling Tray: Gently hold the lipstick echeveria seedling by its true leaves, not the stem. Use a small tool or your fingers to carefully loosen the soil around the roots before lifting the seedling out of its cell.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Lipstick Echeveria
Step1 Prepare the Plant
Gently remove any dead or damaged leaves and roots from the lipstick echeveria plant with pruning shears. This will help to reduce stress during transplanting and encourage healthy growth.
Step2 Hole Preparation
Dig a hole in the ground that is twice as wide and as deep as the plant's root ball. Add 1-2 inches of organic compost to the bottom of the hole and mix it with the native soil.
Step3 Placement
Place the lipstick echeveria plant in the center of the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Spread the roots out gently if the plant was previously pot-bound.
Step4 Backfilling
Fill the hole with the native soil, mixing some compost into the removed soil if desired. Tamp the soil gently around the lipstick echeveria plant, removing any air pockets.
Step5 Watering
Water the lipstick echeveria plant thoroughly after transplanting to help settle the soil and reduce transplant shock. Ensure the plant receives adequate moisture in the coming weeks as it establishes roots.
How Do You Care For Lipstick Echeveria After Transplanting?
Monitoring
Regularly observe the lipstick echeveria plant for any signs of stress, such as wilting or yellowing leaves, and address any issues promptly.
Pest and Disease Control
Keep an eye out for any pests or diseases that may affect the lipstick echeveria plant, treating them as necessary with organic or chemical controls.
Pruning
Trim off any dead or damaged leaves and branches to encourage healthy growth and maintain the desired shape of the lipstick echeveria plant.
Feeding
After 3-4 weeks, start applying a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to support continued growth and overall plant health.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Lipstick Echeveria Transplantation.
When is the best time to transplant lipstick echeveria?
The ideal transplanting periods are from the commencement of spring to late spring, or from late fall to the end of winter.
What's the correct spacing for lipstick echeveria when transplanting?
For healthy growth, ensure there's approximately 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) distance between each lipstick echeveria plant.
Is it necessary to prune lipstick echeveria before transplanting?
Yes, prune off any dead or diseased parts. This helps lighten the plant and encourages healthy new growth after you transplant lipstick echeveria.
What's the best soil for transplanting lipstick echeveria?
Lipstick echeveria does best in well-draining soil. Consider a mixture of cactus soil and sharp sand or a cactus mix.
Should I immediately water lipstick echeveria after transplanting?
After transplanting lipstick echeveria, do not water immediately. Wait for few days so that any damaged roots can heal and avoid rot.
How deep should the planting hole be when transplanting lipstick echeveria?
You should dig a hole that's deep enough to cover the roots of lipstick echeveria, generally 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm). Ensure the rosette is above soil.
Can we transplant lipstick echeveria in non-ideal seasons?
Transplanting lipstick echeveria in non-ideal seasons is not recommended as it can stress the plant and hinder its growth.
What should I do if the transplanted lipstick echeveria starts wilting?
Check the watering and lighting conditions right away. Lipstick echeveria could be overwatered or not getting enough sunlight, both of which can lead to wilting.
What size pot is suitable for transplanting lipstick echeveria?
A pot that's 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) wider than the rosette of lipstick echeveria is suitable. Make sure the pot has good drainage.
Can I fertilize lipstick echeveria immediately after transplanting?
No, hold off on fertilizing for a few weeks after transplanting lipstick echeveria. Unnecessary early fertilization can lead to root burn.
Discover information about plant diseases, toxicity, weed control and more.
Cookie Management Tool
In addition to managing cookies through your browser or device, you can change your cookie settings below.
Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies help us to improve our application/website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_ga Google Analytics These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here. 1 Year
_pta PictureThis Analytics We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_ga
Source
Google Analytics
Purpose
These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_pta
Source
PictureThis Analytics
Purpose
We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience.
Lifespan
1 Year
Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_fbp Facebook Pixel A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here. 1 Year
_adj Adjust This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_fbp
Source
Facebook Pixel
Purpose
A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_adj
Source
Adjust
Purpose
This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year
This page looks better in the app
Open