The echeveria is a succulent plant that offers amazing evergreen foliage.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Echeveria
Family : Crassulaceae
Type : Succulent plant, perennial
Height : 20 cm
Exposure : Bright
Ground : Lightweight, well drained
Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : Summer
The maintenance is quite easy even if some care will allow you to make it even more beautiful.
Plant well and repot an echeveria:
This plant adapts to mild climates and will therefore preferably be grown indoors if you fear freezing. It does not in fact resist the slightest frost
- You will be able repot your just echeveria after purchase if you bought it outside of the flowering period.
- Then a repotting annual in spring with potting soil mixed with sand helps extend the life of your echeveria
- The echeverias cannot stay outside in winter that in southern regions
- In exteriorr, therefore prefer a sunny location
Multiplication of echeveria:
The echeveria produces small suckers in the axils of the stems which can be replanted because they root easily.
- We then take a small rosette
- Fill a small cup with suitable substrate (potting soil, sand and compost)
- We dig a hole with our fingers
- We gently place the rosette
- The earth is packed around the buried stem of the small rosette
Maintenance of an echeveria
If the maintenance of echeveria is ultimately quite easy, a few steps will allow you to have a very beautiful plant for a long time:
- Remove wilted flowers as you go.
This gesture is not essential but allows stimulate the appearance of new flowers.
- A repotting to paint time in a slightly larger diameter pot will extend the life of your echeveria
- The contribution offertilizer for flowering plants helps to extend flowering and improve its quality.
Indoor watering of echeveria
During flowering, 1 to 2 waterings per week, when the soil is very dry.
Outside of flowering periods 1 to 2 waterings every 15 days.
In winter, a light watering once a month is more than enough.
In any case, it is important to‘Wait until the ground is very dry before watering but also to favor a good watering rather than a multitude of small waterings.
WARNING : The leaves of succulents are loaded with water. If they are sagging, they need to be watered.
To know about the echeverias
The genus "Echeveria" is a succulent that includes many species and varieties.
Native to Mexico, echeveria, is a very beautiful succulent plant with particularly attractive.
Relatively easy to grow and maintain, it poses almost no difficulty.
If he fears mainly theexcess water, he also likes to have a lot of light, but above all no direct sun scorching if he is behind a window.
You can set it up in a pot as well as in a planter, as a border or in rockery.
Adding organic fertilizer promotes flowering, so stop any additional intake during the vegetative rest period, from October to February.