Last Updated on August 9, 2022 by Real Men Sow
Echeverias are evergreen succulents that form rosette-shaped echeverias. They are native to Mexico, central and southern America. This makes them great for hot sunny areas. They can withstand drought and neglect, but they thrive in it. These plants are great for indoor and outdoor containers. You can use the smaller varieties as carpet bedding.
In summer, they produce yellow-tipped flowers stalks. These perennial, tender plants have evergreen, fleshy leaves. They are also a great choice for low-maintenance houseplants.
Where To Plant Echeveria Succulent Flowers
Echeverias flourish in well-drained soil. They are quite tough, despite being tender plants. They are tolerant to cold but not cold enough to tolerate wet and cold. Therefore, you should move the plants to an area that is frost-free during winter.
Ideal soil for Echeverias is a sandy soil with a slight acidity. Echeverias do not require a lot of space for their roots. They can survive in small pots or even cracks in the paving.
How To Plant Echeverias
You can improve drainage by adding a lot of horticultural gritty to soil that is rich and water-retentive. Echeverias may be more successful when planted in a pot with lots of grit. Make sure the pot is unglazed and has plenty of drainage holes. If the soil is extremely dry, water only newly planted echeverias.
Echeverias produce offsets which can be carefully removed and planted. Leaf cuttings can be used to produce new plants in spring and summer. Simply cut off the leaf and place the damaged part in a pot with compost. You can leave the cuttings in a greenhouse, or on a sunny windowsill. Wait for a new plant at its base.
Echeveria Succulent: Problem Solving
If plants are kept dry, they will be fine. If plants are houseplants, however, mealy bugs can be a problem. These sucking insects appear as tiny white spots on leaves. They look somewhat like cotton wool. You should remove the plant from any other plants if you find mealy bugs. To get rid of mealybugs, wipe the leaves and, in severe cases: dispose of the plant or use an insecticide.
How To Look After Echeverias
It is important that plants don’t get too much water. The roots will quickly die if they are allowed to grow in moist soil. Allow the soil to dry completely after watering. Pruning is not necessary for plants. You can simply remove damaged or faded leaves by just peeling them off. You can trim the stems of faded flowers. For the winter, move plants to a warm and dry place.