Echeveria Strictiflora is a succulent plant native to the United States and Mexico. Its name ‘Strictiflora’ derives from latin words ‘strict'(eng. straight) and ‘flora'(eng. flower). Find out how you can identify this succulent and take proper care for it.
The leaves are narrow and elongated with a pointed tip. They vary in color ranging from bland green to pink and red. The more sun this echeveria gets, the more colorful leaves become. Echeveria Strictiflora is drought-tolerant thanks to its leaves – they have the ability to store water.
During late spring and early summer, Echeveria Strictiflora’s bell-shaped flowers will start to appear. They vary in color too, and usually are coral, pink or orange.
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Echeveria Strictiflora Care
Sunlight: At least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight. Echeveria Strictiflora is a sun lover, and it will get more colorful the more sun it gets. However if you notice signs of sunburn, provide shade during afternoon.
Temperature: Provide a place with temperature between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). Temperature below 30°F (-1°C) can cause leaf discoloration and frostbite. Also, temperature above 90°F (32°C) can damage this plant in the same way – wilted, discolored leaves are some of the many signs that you should change the plant’s location.
Water: Water thoroughly when soil gets dry. Soil dries out faster during summer, about every 1-2 weeks. However, during winter soil needs more time to dry out, so it’s best to reduce watering during that period. As mentioned before, leaves store water, so avoid watering them – instead water around the base of the plant.
Soil: Well-draining soil is necessary because excess water can damage the roots if it stays around them too long. You can make your own soil or get a succulent mix. For better drainage, you can add pumice, perlite or coarse sand to your soil.
Fertilizer: Use fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during active growing season(spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during winter. Dilute fertilizer with water – succulents don’t need a lot of nutrients, but too much fertilizer can burn their roots.
During spring and summer, it’s a good idea to repot Echeveria Strictiflora if you notice it outgrown its current pot or got sick. Make sure to water your plant 1-2 days before repotting. If you decided that your echeveria needs a new pot, follow these steps:
- Remove your plant from its current pot
- Cut out damaged or diseased roots
- Fill a new pot (one size bigger than the current one) with well-draining soil
- Plant your echeveria in the middle of the new pot
Your plant will need some time to adapt to this change. So, water lightly and provide the place with bright, indirect sunlight for a couple of days.
The active growing season is also a good time to shape Echeveria Strictiflora. It may become leggy because some of its parts didn’t get enough sunlight. You can trim back those stems and ensure your echeveria stays compact. If you notice yellowing or diseased leaves, simply cut them.
If one Echeveria Strictiflora is not enough for you, you can propagate it using its baby plants(offsets) which grow around its main rosette. You need to remove an offset and let it dry for 1-2 days. Then, plant the offset in well-draining soil. Baby plants need less water than fully grown echeveria. Also, they need bright, indirect sunlight until their roots develop.
If Echeveria Strictiflora hasn’t produced offsets yet, you can propagate it using leaf cuttings. Simply cut a leaf and let it dry. Then, plant it in well-draining soil. Light amounts of water and indirect sunlight is all the baby plant needs until its root system forms.
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