Echeveria ‘Autumn Flame’ is a hybrid succulent created by crossing Echeveria ‘Swan Lake’ and Echeveria plant known as ‘R-21’. It’s a part of many gardens around the world because of the natural vibe it produces. Find out how you can make your house or garden stand out with this echeveria!
The leaves are spoon-shaped and slightly ruffled on the edges. Their color depends a lot on sunlight – they are usually reddish in color but, as you move towards the center of the plant they get green.
During late spring or early summer, this echeveria produces flowers and stems on which the flowers grow. Flowers are bell-shaped and have almost the same color as leaves.
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Echeveria Autumn Flame Care
Sunlight: When you provide a plenty of light Echeveria Autumn Flame will show it’s vibrant leaves and flowers in response. It’s important to give this succulent at least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. However, if you notice scorched leaves, it’s best to provide some shade during hottest part of the day.
Temperature: Temperature Echeveria Autumn Flame desires ranges between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It can thrive under slightly lower and higher temperatures too, but protect it from extreme conditions. Temperatures higher than 90°F(32°C) can lead to sunburn, while temperatures below 32°F(0°C) can cause discolored and mushy leaves.
Water: Deep watering is important for the healthy growth of this echeveria. Water when soil feels dry. During active growing season(spring and summer), soil usually dries out after 7-10 days – during dormancy, after 2-3 weeks maybe more. Don’t water the leaves because the store water – water around the base of the plant instead.
Soil: Well-draining soil is a must – it prevents excess water from staying around the roots of your plant, hence preventing root rot. Get your Echeveria Autumn Flame succulent or cactus soil mix, or consider making it yourself.
Fertilizer: Use diluted succulent fertilizer. Apply it every 4-6 weeks during active growing season, and don’t use it during dormancy. Water before fertilizing – nutrients need to spread evenly between roots.
Echeveria Autumn Flame needs to be transplanted after some time. The reasons include your echeveria getting root-bound, outgrowing its current pot, or getting diseased. It’s important to water it 1-2 days before moving it to new pot. First, remove your echeveria from its current pot and trim away diseased or damaged roots if you notice them. Then, get a new pot and fill it with well-draining soil. Finally, place your echeveria in the middle of the post and provide gentle care for the first couple of days – this includes lightly watering and providing indirect sunlight.
Pruning away diseased or damaged leaves can be beneficial for a plant’s health as it stops diseases from spreading to other parts of your plant. When your echeveria doesn’t get enough sunlight, its stems get leggy because it tries to reach the sun – it’s best to prune back those stems. After flowering, you can cut spent flowers – this way, you’ll force Echevera Autumn Flame to focus its energy on producing new leaves and flowers.
You can propagate the Echeveria Autumn Flame with its leaves. Get a healthy leaf cutting and let it form a callus (this usually takes 1-2 days). Once the callus forms, plant your leaf cutting in well-draining soil. Keep in mind this is a baby plant so that it will need less amount of water and less intense sunlight in the beginning. You echeveria also produces offsets or baby plants. You can remove them from the main rosette and let them form a callus. Plant them in well-draining soil. Provide a light amount of water and bright, indirect sunlight.
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