The Prolific Echeveria ‘Echeveria Prolifica’

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This Echeveria is so prolific that they gave it that name. It is a spreading succulent whose rosettes are small, made of fleshy and plump leaves. The leaves are pale, silvery green but with a pinkish hue that changes in different temperatures and seasons.

Family:Crassulaceae/ Stonecrops
Genus: Echeveria
Scientific Name:Echeveria prolifica
Other Names:Prolific Echeveria
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:It is not cold-hardy, and its best winter temperature is 10oC. It grows best in the range of 18-27oC (65-80oF).
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9a – 12
Average Mature Height & Width:It is 6 inches tall and about 3-4 inches.
Dormancy:Winter
Toxicity:It is not toxic to humans or pets, but eating it is not recommended. It is not classified among the edible succulents.

Echeveria Prolifica Physical Characteristics

This small, slow-growing succulent forms rosettes from its fleshy succulent leaves. A rosette in this plant is usually 8-10 cm wide. Its prolific nature, as indicated but its name, enables the plant to form numerous offsets to spread indefinitely if the conditions are right.

The succulent leaves are small. Their primary hue is blue-green but with a pinkish color at the tip. The intensity of leaf colors changes depending on environmental conditions, especially the intensity of the soil. Leaves are covered with farina, a whitish substance that protects leaves from scorching.

This succulent blooms into tiny, yellow flowers that grow from a tall raceme. The flowers appear in bunches in spring and summer.

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Echeveria Prolifica Plant Care

This succulent is drought-hard due to the water storage, and succulent cells in the leaves and stems can stay long without water. Though drought-resistant, Echeveria prolifica is healthier and looks better with sufficient moisture. It would be best to be careful when watering it because it is root-rot sensitive. Too much water will lead to waterlogging, which makes the roots rot, destroying your plant.

The substrate in which you grow this succulent should be porous to allow the water you give it to drink to pass through easily. It should have a high gravel content to ensure only moisture remains on the substrate, not flowing water.

This is another defense against waterlogging and, therefore, root rot. Additional feeding isn’t a critical factor for growth. However, you can apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer, which are its growing seasons.

The fertilizer shouldn’t have too much nitrogen content since nitrogen causes succulents to become watery; it should have more phosphorus and potassium.

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Echeveria Prolifica Growth

There are various ways to propagate this succulent. They include seeds, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, and offsets. Propagating by seeds is more grueling since they take much longer to get established and require more care. Leaves and stem cuttings fair a little better than seeds but propagation by offsets is the best option. The plant offsets prolifically, so these pups are readily available. Repotting is another critical care practice, but only repot the plant if it outgrows its previous pot. Concerning pruning, you can remove some rosettes to allow for circulation in the plant I you deem it necessary.

Echeveria prolifica is susceptible to aphid attacks. Protect can be provided by spraying systemic pesticides, and you can cure an infestation by spraying contact pesticides; whether systemic or contact, organic pesticides are the best because they are less harmful to humans and pets.

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