Succulents

Echeveria

How to irrigate

The key point to keep in mind before proceeding with watering the Echeveria is that the leaves absolutely must not be wet. The foliage grows very compact and moistening it would cause stagnation between the leaves themselves which would create rot. If the plant has grown too much and occupied the whole pot, it is good to proceed with watering by immersion. In this case, therefore, we proceed by immersing the jar in a larger container filled with water. It is very important to wet only when the ground is completely dry. Also, after watering, it is good to let the plant drain.

How to cure


As far as the exposure of the Echeveria is concerned, it is good to place the plant in the sun so that it can enjoy direct sunlight for a few hours a day. In summer, however, the plant should be protected from sunlight during the hottest hours of the day. The ideal climate for the plant is a temperature that is around 20 ° C and, above all, it is good to avoid that the temperature does not drop below 7 ° C in winter. Echeveria strongly loves fresh air, therefore, if it is grown indoors, it is advisable to move the plant near a window in summer so that it can enjoy some ventilation. Echeveria does not require pruning, it is only necessary to eliminate the dry leaves in order to prevent them from becoming a vehicle of diseases.

How to fertilize


As for the fertilization of the Echeveria, it is good to proceed by fertilizing once every 3 or 4 weeks during the summer period. A liquid fertilizer is used which will be diluted with irrigation water in slightly lower doses than what is stated on the package. As for the fertilizer, it must contain equal doses of the three basic chemicals such as: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. However, it is good that the fertilizer used also contains, in lower quantities, chemical microelements such as: copper, magnesium, iron, boron and zinc. The fertilizations must be suspended completely during all the coldest months. Echeveria, in fact, enters vegetative rest in autumn and continuing to supply fertilizer would risk creating the

L’Echeveria: Diseases


Echeveria does not particularly suffer from an attack by insects or parasites. Rather, the plant can easily undergo physiopathies, or bad ways of cultivation. For example, it is possible that echeveria will be plagued by root rot if it is watered excessively. In this case it is not easy to save the plant if all the root system has already rotted. If, however, only some roots are damaged, it is necessary to remove the echeveria from the soil and eliminate all rotten roots by cutting up to 1 cm above the rotten area. The plant is then left to dry before being repotted. If our Echeveria tends to lose leaves or wither, the climate to which it is exposed turns out to be too cold.

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