Echeveria parva is hybrid Echeveria purposorum and probably Echeveria secunda. Let’s find out more about this eye-catching, easy-to-care succulent!
The leaves are bluish-green, spoon-shaped and have a pointed tip. They are also fleshy and thick, because they store water. Their edges can get reddish depending on the amount of sunlight Echeveria Parva receives.
You’ll notice the flowers on an inflorescence – it’s like a stem, it just holds flowers. Flowers are bell-shaped and their color also depends on sunlight. Healthy flowers are usually pink, red or orange.
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Echeveria Parva Care
Sunlight: Echeveria Parva needs at least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. You can give it more than that, but it’s important to provide shade during afternoon hours to protect it from scorching sun. Although this echeveria enjoys sun, look out for sunburn – if you notice discolored or brown leaves provide some shade.
Temperature: This succulent thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). It can tolerate both cold and hot temperatures, but for healthy growth it’s advisable to protect it from those conditions. If you notice wilted or discolored leaves move your echeveria to a different location.
Water: Water when soil feels dry. After watering, soil usually dries in 1-2 weeks during active growing season(spring and summer). On the other hand soil will dry out in 2-4 weeks when this echeveria is in her dormancy period. It’s important to water thoroughly and not to water the leaves, as they store water.
Soil: Get well-draining soil. This echeveria doesn’t require much water, but if it gets more than it needs, that can be a problem. Succulent or cactus mix is a great choice and your echeveria will love it. Also, add some pumice in your soil and layer of gravel on top of it – this can improve drainage. Container with drainage holes is a must too.
Fertilizer: Use fertilizer designed for succulents. Succulents in general don’t need a lot of nutrients, so you can apply it once every 4-6 weeks during growing season only. Fertilizer can cause root burn, but you can prevent that by watering first then using fertilizer. If you notice dry or discolored leaves don’t fertilize.
Repot every 1-2 years during active growing period. Get one size bigger pot. Remove your echeveria from it’s current container and remove black and mushy roots if you notice any. Fill new pot with well-draining soil and plant your Echeveria in it. After repotting, I advise you to water your echeveria lightly and keep it under indirect sunlight for a couple of days.
If you notice dead, damaged, yellowing or diseased leaves, prune them. You can also trim back leggy stems to ensure your Echeveria Parva stays beautiful. Prune during active growing season.
You’ll notice offsets(baby plants) after some time around your echeveria. You can remove them, let them callus and plant after. After planting, keep the soil lightly moist and provide bright, indirect sunlight for a couple of days.
You can do the same thing with leaf cuttings. Get a healthy leaf, let it callus and plant it in well-draining soil. Like offsets, cuttings require lightly moist soil and bright, indirect sunlight in the beginning.
Commonly asked questions about Echeveria Parva
A thread from u/smaugblanco: “Help? Why does my echeveria parva have black tips? It just keeps dying and I don’t know what to do.“
Answer: Too much water can cause the leaves of your plant to turn black. Make sure the soil is dry before you water Echeveria parva. Also, if you don’t use it already, make sure to get well-draining soil and pot with drainage holes.
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