Growing Echeveria in an unglazed clay pot, which will allow water to evaporate, is ideal. Otherwise, they need full sun and well drained soil. There are 150 cultivated varieties of the plants, one of which is probably right for you.
Then, can Echeveria get too much sun?
A couple hours in morning sun, then a few more, until they are in full sun. Intense afternoon sun can, in some regions be too strong and the leaves will sunburn. Burned leaves will not heal and since Echeveria keep their leaves for a long time, it will look burned for a long time.
Similarly one may ask, how much sun do Echeveria succulents need?
Echeveria Sunlight & Temperature
Echeveria likes bright, indirect sunlight and warm temperatures of the afternoon sun. Many varieties will grow in full sun but may need light shade in scorching summer. Avoid drastic sunlight changes. It thrives when kept between 70° and 80° degrees Fahrenheit.
How do I know if my Echeveria is healthy?
As long as the leaves in the center look happy and healthy and it’s only the bottom leaves shedding, this is a sign your succulent is thriving! * If all the leaves are falling off, or if they turn yellow and mushy rather than drying out, this is a good indicator your plant is being over-watered!
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.
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.
Some succulent plants naturally get reddish tips on their leaves when exposed to full sun or extreme heat. The plant is coping with the extreme heat by producing a red pigment (carotenoids) on its foliage to protect itself from sunburn.
Too much sunlight
Stress due to extensive sunlight will trigger the rosettes of your succulents to close up tightly. This is their defense mechanism to protect its leaves from receiving intense light and heat.
No, really! The starchy H20 provides beneficial nutrients that help plants grow. Just be sure to avoid using pasta water that has been seasoned or salted.
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.
When watering any plant you will want to make sure water is neither too hot nor too cold as this can damage the roots. Room temperature is your best friend. So to sum it up, do not use ice cubes for any plant, ever. Specifically, succulents will not appreciate it.