Echeveria is such beautiful succulents which are originally from Mexico and Central America. Many people assume that to grow echeveria is quite difficult. In contrast, this plant does not require complicated care.
As long as you know the ways and the procedures of conducting echeveria care, this plant will grow healthily in your yard.
As one of the types of succulent plants, echeveria can produce the baby plants easily. You can separate the baby plants and grow them. You can also grow the plants from the leaf cuttings. Put the leaf on the surface of the soil, and then the roots will appear and grow.
Does growing this echeveria plant seem easy as it is said? Follow the tips and find out the result by applying these tips on growing up the echeveria in your yard.
1. Choosing Echeveria Types
Echeveria consists of many types. All echeveria types are beautiful and unique. Here are the following types of echeveria.
One of the echeveria types that you can choose to plant is echevaria elegans. This echevaria belongs to a succulent evergreen perennial. This type of plant can grow 5 up to 10 cm tall with 50 cm wide. During the winter and spring, this plant’s leaves feature pale blue and green leaves. This plant also can bear about 25 cm long slender pink flowers with yellow tips.
Another type of echeveria is echeveria peacockii. This type of plant is considered as the fast-growing succulents. It can reach up to 15 cm in diameter with the iridescent silver and blue leaves. The tips of the leaves can turn into red. The flowers of this type will turn into pink and orange. The flowers can reach about 25 cm long in the summer and form the nice clump rosettes.
Echeveria lola is considered as the beautiful and colorful succulents. It can reach up to 15 cm tall. It also features a beautiful rosette with 15 cm in diameter. The look of the plant may seem like the shape of a rosebud. The flower leaves have the pinkish violet color with rose as the tip. When the spring comes, the flowers will turn into yellow or coral pink with bell-shaped.
Another type of echeveria is echeveria lilacina. This plant also often refers to ghost echeveria. This plant is considered as the gorgeous slow-growing echeveria with about 15 tall in diameter. The leaves of this plant feature the mixed colors of silver and gray that form the shape of a spoon with a symmetrical rosette. The flowers’ colors are rather coral-colored or pale pink. The flowers may blossom in winter until early spring.
Echeveria setosa or is well-known as Mexican firecracker, has the evergreen succulent with a stemless rosette. This plant forms up to 15 cm wide and green fleshy spoon-shaped with full white hairs leaves. It can reach up to 12 cm tall. The flowers of this echeveria tend to have red with yellow tips as the colors.
Echeveria nodulosa is typical succulents that can grow up to 60 cm long stem of the branch. This plant can have the green leaves with up to 12.5 cm wide rosettes. The green leaves are also surrounded with red color in the center and margin. This echeveria has a combination of pale yellow and red flowers with up to 60 cm tall.
2. Selecting Containers
The first tips to do is choosing the way on how to grow echeveria plant. You need to know that if you use the container for growing up the echeveria, it will grow as large as the container fits.
So, choose the size of the container that fit the size of the roots. The bigger container tends to have more soil so that the moisture of the soil will cause the risk to the roots.
One of the tips for echeveria watering is don’t overwater the plant. Avoid this plant in wet or dry temperature. You need to pay attention to soil watering instead of the rosette watering. When you water, you need to focus on the temperatures and conditions of echeveria.
Don’t water the plant until the soil gets dry. If the soil is too wet, it will harm the plants. The harms may cause the dropping leaves, wilting, shriveling, and rotten roots to echeveria.
Another point to conduct is you need to pay attention to the light. Most of the succulents, especially echeveria, need sunlight. If you plant to make this echeveria into an indoor plant, make sure you put this plant near the window.
The plant will get the sunlight directly from the window. In contrast, if you want to make this plant into an outdoor plant, you can grow it in the rocky soil with full sun shines to it.
5. Having Soil
Echeveria can tolerate and become the good companion plants. To grow this plant is quite easy. You can grow it in a container or a vertical garden. The soil to plant it should possess the ability to dry quickly. It is important so that echeveria’s roots will not be rotten.
Furthermore, you can add the soil with sand, compost, and topsoil. Make sure the handmade soil combination you make will not cover the air pockets in the soil.
6. Choosing Fertilizer
Echeveria plant does not require the specific fertilizer to create good plants. Echeveria can grow healthily without spraying the fertilizer. However, you can boost the optimum growth of these succulents.
If you plan to use the fertilizer, spray the slow-release of the low nitrogen mix. Compared to having no fertilizer, having fertilizer to the echeveria will make the plant grow beautifully and healthily.
In conclusion, there are many types of echeveria you can choose to grow. Each type does not need special care. Just read carefully and follow the tips on how to conduct echeveria care meticulously. Once you set the last step, you will find echeveria beauty decorated in your yard.