Gardening

Echeveria: succulent with unique foliage


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.

Planting echeveria

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.

Smart tip

Adding organic fertilizer promotes flowering, so stop any additional intake during the vegetative rest period, from October to February.

Video: Echeveria Varieties A to Z (October 2020).