December 7th, 2021
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Echeveria. These plants belong to the Crassulaceae family also known as the jade family and are native to semi-desert areas such as Central America, Mexico, and northwestern South America. Echeveria is a large genus with around 150 species and more than 1,000 cultivars. These succulents are known for their beautiful rosette shaped leaf arrangements and large range of colors. Sometimes you will even see them in floral arrangements. They are low maintenance making them the most highly sought after in the succulent world.
Let’s talk about care. Echeverias require a good amount of light. After all they are succulents. They should receive at least 4-5 hours of direct light each day. If they do not receive enough light, they will become elongated and stretched. This is called etiolation. Your Echeveria will need a well-draining succulent soil. We would recommend using Sol Soils Cactus Coco Grit. This is locally mixed soil brand that got their start making cactus grit! We love this soil because it has great drainage for any cactus or succulent. Watering is very important, like other succulents they do not require much water. It’s better to underwater than to overwater. Allow the soil to almost completely dry between watering especially in the wintertime. In the summer, and when actively growing, you will notice your echeveria will dry out a bit more quickly requiring more frequent watering. Propagating Echeveria is so easy and fun! Simply take a leaf off your plant, allow the leaf to callous over, set on top of moist soil, and watch the magic happen.
We currently carry Echeveria in many different shapes and sizes in the greenhouse. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - email@example.com.