Echeveria Serrana

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Echeveria Serrana is a eye-catching succulent coming from rocky landscapes of Mexico. In this article, you’ll find out why this succulent turns heads and how you can make it thrive in your home or garden!

Physical Characteristics

echeveria serrana physical characteristics

Echeveria Serrana is known for its elongated, rosette-shaped, colorful leaves. The leaves on the center of the plant are bright green. As you move towards the edges of the plant, leaves get dark red or pink. The leaves have the ability to store water, making Echeveria Serrana drought-tolerant.

Around early spring and early summer, you’ll notice bell-shaped, colorful flowers starting to appear. You might see pink, orange or even coral flowers.

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Echeveria Serrana Care

Sunlight: Echeveria Serrana needs at least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. While it’s a sun lover, you should protect from harsh afternoon sun.

Temperature: This succulent thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). While it is cold-hardy to some degree, it’s important to protect it from frost and extreme heat. If you notice wilted or brown leaves, change the plant’s location.

Water: Water when soil gets dry. Soil may dry faster depending on the season – during active growing season(spring and summer), soil will need about 1-2 weeks to dry out. On the other hand, it may need more time to dry out during winter. When it’s time to water Echeveria Serrana, do so deeply, until you see excess water coming out from the bottom of the pot. Avoid watering the leaves, because they store water – water around the base of the plant instead.

Soil: Excess water must not stay in the soil for too long – this can cause root rot and other root related diseases. So, it’s important to get a well-draining soil. Succulent or cactus potting mix combined with pumice is perfect for growing your echeveria.

Fertilizer: Echeveria Serrana doesn’t prefer too much nutrients. So, get a fertilizer designed for succulents and dilute it with water. Apply it every 4-6 weeks during growing season only. Make sure to water your succulents before using fertilizer – you can prevent root burn by doing this.


While Echeveria Serrana is a slow-growing succulent, it will need to be transplanted every 1-2 years or even before. If you notice your plant has outgrown its current pot or got diseased you will help it a lot by repotting it. Always water it 1-2 days before repotting. Here’s how to do it:

  • Remove your plant from its current pot
  • Cut out diseased or damaged roots if you notice any
  • Fill new, one-size bigger pot with well-draining soil
  • Plant your echeveria in the middle of the pot

Take gentle care of Echeveria Serrana for the first couple of days after repotting. Water it lightly and place it under bright, indirect sunlight.

Prune Echeveria Serrana during active growing season. You can help it by cutting diseased or discolored leaves and also trimming back leggy stems. After flowering, you can cut spent flowers, because they can waste the plant’s energy.

You can multiply Echeveria Serrana using its offsets or leaf cuttings. Offsets are baby plants that grow around the main rosette of your echeveria. You can remove them from the soil and let them dry for 1-2 days before potting them in well-draining soil. You must provide a light amount of water and bright, indirect sunlight until the planted offset starts developing roots. If you want to use leaf cuttings for multiplication, cut a healthy leaf and let it dry for 1-2 days. Then, plant it in well-draining soil. Planted leaves will need a light amount of water and bright, indirect sunlight.

Commonly asked questions about Echeveria Serrana

A thread from u/LuckystrikeFTW: “What is happening with my Echeveria Serrana? What are these black spots on the upper leaves? Also, what is happening in the middle of the rosette?”

Answer: Black spots can be a sign of sunburn. Make sure to protect your echeveria from the harsh sun. If you are using artificial light make sure it doesn’t stand too close to the plant. The middle of your Echeveria Serrana seems fine to me. Another head is growing, so you should be happy about it!

Succulent City chief editor


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