Echeveria Dionysos is a succulent which doesn’t need much but gives plenty in return. With it’s eye-catching appearance this succulent is able to turn every garden, even the prettiest ones, prettier. In this article you’ll find out how to recognize it and care for it!
Echeveria Dionysos has thick, oval-shaped, water-storing leaves. They are dark-green in color and red on the edges. They are also covered with wax, better known as farina, which protects them from harsh sun.
This echeveria produces bell-shaped, red-yellow flowers during late spring and early summer. They are stacked on inflorescence, a flower-holding stem.
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Echeveria Dionysos Care
Sunlight: Give Echeveria Dionysos 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. This will encourage it release its vibrant colors. Protect it from harsh midday sun, so provide some shade – intense sunlight can damage the leaves.
Temperature: It’s best to keep Echeveria Dionysos at a temperature between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It thrive at temperatures below and above mentioned, but keep in mind to protect it from extreme conditions. If you notice scorched leaves – provide shade. On the other hand, if you see mushy or discolored leaves, provide warmer location.
Water: During active growing season(spring and summer), water every 2-3 weeks – during dormancy water once a month or even less. You’ll know when this echeveria need to be watered. Place your finger in soil and if it feels dry, you can water your plant. As mentioned before, Echeveria Dionysos’ leaves store water, so don’t water them directly – instead water around the base of the plant.
Fertilizer: Use diluted fertilizer designed for succulents. Apply it once every 4-6 weeks during spring and summer. Avoid using it during dormancy. It’s important to water your plant before fertilizing it. Water can make nutrients from fertilizer spread evenly between the roots, avoiding the possibility of root burn.
Echeveria Dionysos can benefit from repotting. It can overgrow its current pot or get diseased – both problems can be resolved by repotting. Always water your succulent 1-2 days before moving it to new pot. Here’s how you do it:
- Remove your echeveria from it’s current pot
- Trim away dead and damaged roots
- Fill new pot with well-draining soil
- Place your echeveria in the middle of new pot
It’s important to be gentle with Echeveria Dionysos first couple of days after repotting. Water lightly and make sure it gets bright, indirect sunlight.
Prune your echeveria occasionally. If you notice yellowing, discolored or diseased leaves, simply cut them away. Succulents can develop leggy stems by not getting enough light – you can trim back those stems. After flowering, you can also cut spent flowers – by doing this, you encourage this succulent to produce new flowers and leaves. Always prune during active growing season – it’s the time when this echeveria recovers faster.
You can use leaf cuttings to propagate Echeveria Dionysos. Get a healthy leaf and let it form a callus(usually takes 1-2 days). Once it does, plant it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist and provide bright, indirect sunlight in the beginning. Another way you can propagate this echeveria is through offsets(baby plants). Remove an offset and let it dry(callus), then plant in well-draining soil. Water lightly and provide less intense sunlight in the beginning.
Commonly asked questions about Echeveria Blue Heron
A thread from u/KuroShiroNeko: “Sun stress on my Echeveria Dionysos – how can I help it heal?“
Answer: Put your plant under shade during the afternoon. Make sure to cut away scorched and damaged leaves – this will make your echeveria focus its energy on producing new growth. You can also apply some plant sunscreen on the leaves – do this during the cooler part of the day.
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