Echeveria Multicaulis, better known as Mexican Firecracker or Copper Rose, is a succulent adored for its ability to make every home feel like a beautiful rainforest. If you are thinking about bringing Copper Rose into your home, look no further! Here you’ll find everything you need to know!
Copper Rose’s leaves are green, spoon-shaped and fleshy. They store water making this succulent drought-tolerant. When Echeveria Multicaulis deals with sun stress, its leaves get reddish on the edges – this is the part of its defense mechanism.
The flowers of this echeveria appear during late spring and early summer. They are bell-shaped and their color varies – it can be pink, red, orange and even coral.
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Echeveria Multicaulis Care
Sunlight: Echeveria love sun, so provide at least 5-6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. It’s important to find a balance – you’ll notice the stems will get leggy if this plant doesn’t get enough sun. On the other hand, you’ll notice burnt leaves if you give this plant too much intense sun.
Temperature: Copper Rose needs temperatures between 65 and 80°F (18 – 27°C) in order to thrive. Protect it from extreme heat and frost – they can damage its leaves and overall health.
Water: During active growing season(spring and summer), water every 1-2 weeks. During winter, water every 3-4 weeks. Adjust watering schedule according to the soil – water only when soil gets dried out. Water until you notice, excess water coming out from the bottom of the pot. It’s important to not water the leaves because they store water – water soil directly instead.
Fertilizer: Apply every 4-6 weeks during active growing season. When winter comes around, it’s best to stop fertilizing. Use diluted fertilizer made for succulents or cactus. Nutrients must spread evenly across the root system of your plant, so make sure to water it first before using fertilizer.
Repotting can solve a lot of problems and help Copper Rose to keep growing healthy. If you echeveria became root-bound or diseased, repotting can help. Always water your plant 1-2 days before transferring to a new pot. Here’s how to repot Copper Rose:
- Get a new, one-size bigger pot
- Remove your Copper Rose from it’s current pot
- Cut away dead or damaged roots
- Fill new pot with well-draining soil
- Plant Copper Rose in the middle of the pot
Finally, take a gentle care of your echeveria for the first couple of days after repotting. This includes giving it less amount of water than usual, and providing bright, indirect sunlight.
Pruning, like repotting, can also help your plant stay healthy. If you notice yellowing or diseased leaves, by cutting them, you’ll prevent other parts of your plant from getting sick. You can also trim back leggy stems and spent flowers.
Almost every echeveria produces offsets or baby plants. You can use them for propagation. Simply remove an offset from the soil and let it dry for 1-2 days. Plant them after in well-draining soil and keep them lightly moist. Place your potted offset under bright, indirect sunlight.
Leaf cuttings can do the job too – cut a healthy leaf and let it dry for 1-2 days. Plant it in well-draining soil and ensure to keep it lightly moist. Place your planted leaf cutting under bright, indirect sunlight.
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