Echeverias are fairly common outdoors but in the last few years, they’ve become very trendy modern indoor houseplants. … Although native to semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico and northwestern South America, they still do remarkably well as indoor plants.
Similarly one may ask, how often should you water an Echeveria?
Generally speaking, count on watering once every week to ten days; however, small variables such as pot size and plant size may influence this schedule. It’s best to simply check your soil every few days and water when it is nearly completely dry.
One may also ask, do succulents need direct sunlight?
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
How do you care for potted Echeveria?
Echeveria Plant Care Indoors
- Indoor Echeveria Care.
- Light: Place indoor echeveria where they will get a lot of sunlight; without high light, they will likely begin to stretch out of their tight rosette form. …
- Soil: Echeveria require excellent drainage, so choose or make a potting mix that provides it.
While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. … If your plant’s leaves are starting to look yellow and transparent, and feel soggy or mushy to the touch, it’s likely suffered from overwatering.
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.
The first thing you’ll notice when a succulent needs more water is that the leaves feel rubbery and bend easily (see photo below.) They won’t necessarily change color, like they would when they are over-watered. 2. The second sign your plant is under-watered is shriveled and wrinkled leaves (see photo below.)
The leaf on the right is from an overwatered succulent. It’s a pale yellow, you can see light shine through it, and it’s mushy and wet. Pro Tip: Pick up your pot after you’ve watered and feel how heavy it is.
For indoor succulents, it is generally best if water doesn’t get on top of the leaves. … DO NOT water your succulents again until the soil has dried out — from the top of the pot to the bottom. Succulents do not like to sit in wet soil for more than 2-3 days.
Since watering is the usual cause for their decay, you should determine if the plant has been over or under watered. If the stem is mushy or rotting, it’s probably overwatered. If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base.
Too much intense sunlight can cause damage to the plants. … You can start with morning sun which is less intense and better tolerated by most succulents and work your way up to the more intense afternoon sun. You can also place the plant under a shade or taller plants when first exposing the plant to direct sun.
Use the right pot and soil mix.
Good drainage lets moisture escape, letting the roots and soil dry to prevent rot. If you have an indoor succulent, you can use well-draining soil instead, which is coarser than regular soil, allowing more air to flow through and promoting evaporation rather than needing to be drained.
While plants need sunlight to perform photosynthesis, some plants can get too much sunlight. While some succulents can be planted in bright sunlight, not all can handle full sun (defined as 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day) or can suffer in too much sunlight.