Why Is Echeveria Pulvinata Among The Popular Succulents?

Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?

Who makes the most friends in high school? Well, it is the most popular kids of course. The typical reasons could be they are attractive, have fun personalities, or features that others find admirable. When getting started caring for succulents, it is best you try out a popular plant. There is tons of information available on these plants, and tips for how you can get your succulent to thrive. The beauty of succulents means you can literally put them anywhere, especially the Echeveria pulvinata.

The Echeveria pulvinata succulent features a stunning rosette shape that has overlapping leaves. These leaves are thick and spatulate in nature. With hundreds of different succulents that you can choose from, why is the Echeveria pulvinata so popular?

Here is why this succulent that is native to Mexico is a fan favorite.

Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?
Mexico’s Favorite Echeveria Pulvinata @cinisters_garden

Echeveria Pulvinata Fun Fabulous Facts

If you were to pick this succulent out of a line-up, you need to know what makes it different from the rest. Looks are not enough, there are ‘personality traits’ that give this plant an edge. Here are some fun facts about the Echeveria Pulvinata.

  1. Also known as a Plush Plant or Chenille Plant – Some succulents are spiky, others smooth, long, thin, wide – there is a myriad of features. A plush plant is one whose leaves have fine white hairs covering them. From afar, these hairs may be invisible to the naked eye. However, when the sun hits them, they appear to shimmer, as though they have a special shine. These little hairs are not purely aesthetic though, they actually protect the plant from too much water loss. See why it’s important to manage the water loss here, it can make or break the growth of your succulent dramatically!
  2. These plants can be referred to as evergreens. Their leaves retain their colors through the seasons and have flowers that come out in the warmer months. Too much sun reaching temperatures in excess of 30 degrees C, or freezing temperatures less than 4 degrees C, could affect the healthy look of your plant. The wide range of temperatures in between are alright for your plant to grow and thrive.
  3. For the most part, water will do the trick in keeping this plant alive and happy. Fertilizer is really only necessary if you notice that the plant has turned a little pale. Even then, a little bit will go a long way. Simple changes with lighting in this scenario may be all that this plant needs to get its mojo back.
  4. This succulent is self-pruning, saving you time on keeping it looking pretty. At most, all you may need to do is pick out the odd dead leaf, or blossoms which have run their course. Picking out the dead leaves prevents rot or disease taking over the plant.
  5. Another fact about Echeveria Pulvinata is that it brings in the birds. When it is in flower, and when planted outdoors, hummingbirds are attracted to these plants. They help with pollination and help make the garden a little bit more interesting.
  6. This plant is ideal to keep indoors if you have pets, and if those pets are curious around your plants. It is non-toxic making it safe. Children are also safe around this plant. See if it’s safe for your furry friends here.
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The Stunning Features of the Echeveria Pulvinata

This succulent comes in different sizes, from small and cute for your indoor pot to a sprawling plant that can get up to 12 inches tall.

You will enjoy this succulent the most when it comes into bloom. It has flowers that come in various shades of yellow and orange. These flowers have a distinctive bell shape. Tall shoots come through the plants and the flowers bloom from the stems over a period of time. They make a statement, standing out from the crowd in the most attractive way. The leaves, however, are something to behold and sometimes also include deep and dark reds hues.

Varieties That You Can Choose From

Echeveria Pulvinata has several variants that you can choose from, and here are two of the most loved.


Ruby, which also goes by the names Red Velvet, Ruby Blush or Ruby Slippers. A touch of color may be all that your garden needs, and this stands out succulent offers just that. Normally, plants get their color from flowers which bloom just once a year, though, with this plant, it is the leaves that offer the first dash of color. Like typical Echeveria pulvinate plants, it has fine white hairs covering the leaves. The difference here is that the tips and margins of the leaves have a deep red color, meaning the leaves are both green and red. This succulent is sure to make heads turn.


Frosty, which is also known as the White Chenille Plant is a brilliant succulent that will thrive anywhere you plant it. The tiny white hairs are quite visible on this plant, giving it a ‘frosty’ look as though it will turn into a different plant if it spends some time in the warmth and defrosts. The leaves of this succulent are all green. Normally, it begins as a small succulent though it can grow into a large plant that reaches 12 cm in height. The blooms for this plant burst out through footlong brown stems, normally towards the very end of the cold season.


Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?
Species You Can Choose From @foxy_nails116

Now you know the reason that this succulent is so popular. First, it looks great and differentiates itself from any basic green plant. Caring for this succulent is pretty simple, as it can easily thrive outdoors as well as indoors. For light, a little bit goes a long way so a spot in the shade is most ideal. This is because their delicate leaves are prone to sunburn. You can make it a permanent feature in your garden by growing it directly on the ground.

If you want to enjoy it indoors as well, a pot would be a great option then you can move it indoors for the colder seasons. This plant rambles, meaning that it spreads all around when growing. With this unique feature, outdoors, it can make excellent groundcover, and indoors, you can enjoy its beauty in a hanging basket as well as your typical pot.

See more indoor succulents here.

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What is The Echeveria Black Prince Succulent?

Echeveria Black Prince Succulent

Calling all ye loyal subjects, come hither and witness the nobility of the plant kingdom.

With its arresting dark leaves that seem to cause a commotion wherever it buds, this low growing member of botanical aristocracy sounds like a dramatic character from a scene of Game of Thrones. This Halloween appropriate succulent has recently been gracing the backyards of Mediterranean rock gardens, container patios, and green roofs, enchanting all those who come across it.

All hail the Echeveria Black Prince Succulent!

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The Echeveria Black Prince Succulent @sucule_sampa

The Black Prince is small, dark and handsome

Echeveria Black Prince succulent can be described as striking clumps of 3-inch, distinguished rosettes with dark purple, nearly black leaves with a glowing green epicenter. The wide, fleshy leaves are triangular and start off growing bright green and darken as the plant matures. The more sun exposure the succulent gets, the darker the foliage becomes.

As the plant ages with time, the leaves widen out at the base and develop an acuminate tip with yellow tones on the peripheries. The Black Prince blooms during late fall and early winter. Short, leafy stalks jut out from the core of the plant and bring forth cheerful, bell-shaped, scarlet red flowers. Inside the red flowers, you will find smaller, yellow star-shaped flowers that contrast pleasantly with the whole plant.

With the right conditions, the blooms of the Echeveria Black Prince can last right through the winter.

Be sure to check out another member from the Echeveria family in “Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?“.

A noble choice for an easy-care plant

Like most succulents, Echeveria Black Prince succulent likes to settle its roots in palaces with well-draining soils. It thrives amongst sandcastles and cactus potting mix. To avoid root rot, you can add gravel or pumice to a regular potting mix to create the perfect grounds for this succulent.

1. Sunny side up

Considering that the Echeveria Black Prince descends from warm, dry regions, it is a bit of a sun worshiper. These succulents love bright filtered light and sunny outdoor locations. It can tolerate partial to full sunshine for up to 6 hours a day but should be kept under a sunshade when the temperatures start to get toasty.

Echeveria Black Princes that are grown indoors will do well to perch on a sunny, east, or west-facing windowsill that is free from strong wind drafts. You might have to move the Black Prince around the house before it finds the optimal spot where it is happiest.

The Black Prince is not a big fan of winter, but it can tolerate frost and cold temperatures for short periods. If you reside in an area with extreme winter conditions, you might want to move the Black Prince inside until the weather improves. If they have to remain outside, you can invest in frost protection.

See the difference between succulents that prefer cold weather over warm with “Summer & Winter Succulents: What’s the Difference?“.

2. Scattering the succulent spawn

The Echeveria Black Prince succulent can be propagated through seeds, leaves, offsets, and cuttings.

When selecting leaves to propagate, choose a firm, healthy leaf, and make a clean cut from the stem. Let the leaf callous over for about three days, then lay it on a cactus mix or treated potting soil for about two weeks, water only when the soil has completely dried out. You can plant your new Black Prince plant in its growing pot when the roots and a rosette appear, and the mother leaf has withered away.

As your Echeveria Black Prince plant grows, it will develop offsets at the base of the plant. You can pluck these out once they form rosettes, let them dry out for about two days, and replant them.

Make sure to also check out “How to Propagate Your Succulents Successfully” for our full guide to propagating.

3. Regal grooming tips

Like all royalty, the Echeveria Black Prince likes to look its best at all times. There are a few grooming guidelines you can follow to keep your Black Prince in tip-top shape.

  • Never let water remain in the folds of the rosette, as water can cause rot and fungal disease.
  • As the plant grows, it is normal to see the bottom leaves start to wilt away. It is okay to trim these leaves off.
  • Always remove any leaves or debris from the plant pot that may encourage pests like mealy bugs. These critters have an affinity for Echeveria. The Black Prince is mostly disease-free, but a small dose of rubbing alcohol or Neem oil should clear away any creepy-crawlies.
  • The Black Prince remains dormant during the winter and should be repotted only during the warm season when the soil is completely dry. Fertilization works best during the spring to encourage blooms.
  • Acclimate this succulent slowly to the sun to prevent sunburn or sun damage.


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Echeveria Black Prince Succulent growing in a planter @succulent_loves

The Echeveria Black Prince has earned his crown to the Succulent Kingdom, adding flair in every planter arrangement, because as we all know, ‘black goes with everything’!

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Echeveria Purpusorum

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A rose by any other name. Indoor plants take on any shape and size. And with an uptick in indoor plants, more succulents find a home from dry open lands to people’s windowsills. The Echeveria Purpusorum is one succulent that you might find in a plant enthusiast’s home. 

The genus Echeverria is named after Atanasio Echeverria Codoy, an 18th-century botanist. However, the purpusorum species was discovered by Carl and George Purpus. Carl, a botanist and George, the explorer usually worked together.  

Like most succulents, Echeveria Purpusorum is short and thick-leaved plant. It is known in some circles as The Rose or Urbinia. Its moniker, the rose, comes from its leaves’ arrangement and pigmentation. A full-grown plant resembled a rose flower. This resemblance is reinforced by its red pigmentation along its leaves’ edges. 

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Echeveria Purpusorum is found in Southern Mexico. It thrives in dry, hot areas. You are likely to find it Oaxaca and Puebla. However, it can be regrown in favourable conditions. The best time to find this species in nature is around May and June. 

Echeveria Purpusorum is a slow grower. Its leaves grow up to 8cm in diameter at the widest area. It develops pointy leaves, and the whole plant grows into something that resembles the pattern of a fully bloomed rose flower. You might mistake it for having no stem. However, it has short esteem, reaching about 7cm in length and only 2 cm wide.

The leaves are different shades of green. You can get ones with green leaves with some grey on them, deep olive green, or white-green. In some instances, you will find ones that have irregular reddish spots on the leaves. Sunlight affects the color of the leaves. The leaves curve inwards in the middle, with sharp edges and a slight bulge on the underside. 

This species does well in dry conditions. See, it thrives in areas that have minimal rainfall. The chances of its surroundings getting waterlogged are slim to none. As such, it adapts well and can grow up to 8 cm tall in the wild. 

If you grow the plant in optimum conditions, you get excellent payout when it flowers from the stem. Its flowers are a vibrant red-orange when they’re young. However, they age to a yellow hue. The flowers’ color, like most succulents, depends on the level and intensity of the plants’ exposure to the sun. 

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Purpusorum Propagation Growth: Reddit@u/dankdutchess

Propagating Echeveria Purpusorum

This species is a slow grower. Seed propagation is not the best way to propagate it. It would be better if you propagated it from offsets. Propagating from the mother plant requires that the mother plant has produced offsets. Typically, this is a characteristic of an aged plant. 

Cut the offset from the main plant with a sharp, sterile blade and wait for it to callous. Place it in well-draining soil with just enough water. Monitor the soil and note when it dries out. Water the soil once it’s dry. 

If you prefer to grow it in nature, grow it in dry areas during the warmer months. Ideally, you’d want to do this using seed. It will take a long time since it’s a slow grower. However, follow this method for the best results. 

Make sure you get seed from verified sources. Most grower stores sell pure seed. However, you can use hybrids if you want to grow hybrids. 

Make sure the soil in the area you grow the seed in is wee-drained and suited for the species. Don’t cover the seed after you put it in the soil. This is to help it sprout. The soil needs to have a pH slightly above 6.0. The species does well in acidic conditions. 

Cover the area with a humidity dome or a plastic cover to retain some moisture that might evaporate from the ground. It’s crucial not to expose the seed to direct sunlight. However, make sure the area is well lit. Shade works well. You should see some progress in about 4 weeks. Water the area again.

Fertilize during the summer and spring. Mix three parts of water with one part of fertilizer. However, stop fertilizing around the dormancy period. 

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Is it susceptible to pests?

Echeveria Purpusorum is attractive to aphids. They attack the plant and other flowering Echeveria species, exposing them to rot. The first sign of attack and deterioration is blackish spots on the leaves. At the onset of an infestation, cut the affected part and treat it with a mixture of fungicide and water. Leaves should not be covered in the liquid. The fungicide should work on the treated areas. Segregate the affected plants from the unaffected plants to minimize the damage. You can do this by removing the affected plants from the area or bug-proofing the unaffected plants. 

Quarantine new plants before introducing them in an area with older plants.

Other pests bound to attack your plant include mites, mealybugs, and gnats. 

Like most succulents, Echeveria Purpusorum is susceptible to cold. However, prolonged exposure to extreme cold will kill the plant. They go into dormancy in the colder month. Protect them from the cold by moving into warm areas indoors. 

Is Echeveria Purpusorum poisonous?

This succulent plant is mostly harmless to humans and house pets. You are likely to see it at parties as cake decoration. It is not advisable to eat any part of the plant. Cat owners will love this species. Cats love to nibble on some plants. Echeveria Purpusorum is not lethal to cats. However, keep them at a safe distance to preserve them. 

Echeveria Purpusorum care

Echeveria Purpusorum requires little pruning. This usually happens as the plant ages. Some of the older leaves may start to change color and wilt. It is okay to cut these leaves. 

Indoor growing helps you to closely monitor problems that enhance plant life. Still, Echeveria Purpusorum is a hardy succulent. It can withstand most problems on its own. 

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Final word

Echeveria Purpusorum is a rare plant. Getting one would bring a dash of color into your home. It’s easy to cultivate and requires little maintenance. That should give you enough reason to bring this succulent into your home. 

Echeveria runyonii

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Echeveria runyonii Succulent

The world of succulents brings with it all sorts of small beauties in pots. Succulents are easy to grow, easy to care for, and can improve your home aesthetic. They come in a range of colors. This variation makes them prime candidates for simple yet environmentally-friendly house décor. Speaking of succulent beauty, the Echeveria Runyonii species is unique succulent gaining popularity. This fast grower has unique features that make it a great Echeveria genus species to have indoors.

Here, we break down how to identity, grow and care for this pale little succulent.

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What is it?

Echeveria Runyonii, also known as topsy turvy or silver spoons, is a pale-green succulent found in Mexico. This evergreen succulent produces big mounds of pale blue or white-blue leaves that can grow up to 10 cm tall. The color of the leaves can sometimes get a hint of pink. However, the whitish hue features in all variations of Echeveria runyonii.

This plant is unique in how its leaves grow. Some varieties have leaves that extend outward and then fold downwards, making it look like a blooming rose petal. However, others grow outwards, and then the sharp top end starts to curves inwards, forming a beautiful pattern. The curvature seen in these leaves has led to the Echeveria runyonii getting different names, such as Texas Rose and Lucida. Topsy Turvy is a California-bred mutation that has become one of the most popular cultivars.

How to propagate?

The best method to propagate Echeveria Runyonii is through leaf cuttings. Use a clean, sharp knife to cut a leaf from the plant and place it in a new pot away from the main plant. Use this process to propagate it successfully.

You will need a big pot. The pot should be bigger than the root ball of the plant. A big pot is essential to make sure any water poured in the pot is well distributed and doesn’t dampen the soil. You can get ready-made potting mix in plant stores. A standard potting mix comprises loose dirt, gravel, and sand similar to what is found in Mexico’s dry parts.

Cover the leaf-cutting with a thin layer of the potting mix. Since it is a fast grower, you should see growth in a few weeks.

You can report Echeveria Runyonii after every year during spring. Repotting helps you to check the health status of the root and to increase the plant’s lifespan. Keep the plant in a sunny area to dry out the soil days before you report. Clean the roots and place the plant in its new home. Echeveria Runyonii, like other succulents, loves sunlight. Sunlight is a crucial factor in the direction the leaves grow.

Do you need to fertilize?

Echeveria runyonii is a native of a dry area with nutrient-deficient soil.  Fertilizer isn’t an absolute necessity. However, using some fertilizer boosts the leaves beauty and promotes growth in an indoor setting. A monthly spritz with fertilizer diluted in water will work fine. However, reduce or cut off the fertilization in the colder months.

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Keeping your Echereveria runyonii hydrated

Succulents are vulnerable to root rot. However, you won’t have to worry about root rot if you water the plant carefully. Initially, water it twice a week. Water the plant sparingly. This is only to ensure that it blooms well. Still, it is adapted to dry conditions, so twice a week is by choice. As it matures, limit watering to light watering once every month.

During the colder months, you can slow down on watering. Indoor humidity won’t be an issue for the plant. Only water the plant lightly once you notice the soil has gone dry during the cold months. You can also wait for the plant to use the stored water in the leaves.

The first sign of too much watering is the yellowing of the leaves. The leaves could turn yellow or begin wilting. Since sunlight is scarce during cold months, you might also notice the leaves falling outward towards the edge of the pot. Prune wilting leaves starting from below, making sure it’s not a water or sunlight problem.

Mind the heat

Echeveria runyonii loves the heat. It thrives in heat. It would do excellent in stable hot weather all year round. However, expect to see tender leaves when temperatures fall. The cold season would be a great time to bring your Echereveria runyonii indoors. Make sure you keep it in a well-lit area. What it lacks in heat, it will grow towards the light.

Still, too much heat isn’t ideal for Echereveria runyonii. It does well outside in temperatures between 17-27°C. Keep an internal temperature in this range indoors and see the plant survive cold seasons.

Extreme heat will damage your plant. The best thing to do to sunburned leaves is to remove them. You can keep the untouched leaves. The best option would be growing another Echeveria runyonii.

How does Echeveria Runyonii react to light?

Naturally, succulent grows in clusters. When it doesn’t get enough light, it will look for light and extend upward. This upward growth messes with its natural leaf shape. The leaves grow long and become weak. They also lose their color.

To avoid such scenarios while growing this succulent indoors, make sure you put it in an area with sufficient light. If a part of the area isn’t covered, turn the plant periodically for uniform growth. Direct sunlight might put the plant under stress. The shade is excellent for Echeveria Runyonii.

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What pests are likely to attack Echeveria Runyonii?

Mealybugs can be a nightmare for your plant. You also have to watch out for aphids and vine weevils. Keep an eye for these pests, especially in the early development stages of the plant. Reduce the possibility of pest attacks by keeping the plant free of dead leaves. If you live in an area with hummingbirds, they can also be a great help. Echeveria runyonii attracts hummingbirds, which might feed on the bugs on the plant.

Apply fungicide to be safe when you repot or transplant.

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Echeveria Runyonii is one of many colorful Echeveria succulents. They form a bright lineup when they are kept alongside other Echeveria succulents. This plant also looks great in a terrarium.

Echeveria Imbricata

You need skills to grow healthy, attractive echeveria. Some knowledge of the plant’s story gives you something to say in a conversation about it.

Blue rose is one of the most common variety of echeveria. It is due to this variant’s popularity that succulent aficionados adopted the name for the entire species. Echeveria is also referred to as “hen and chicks.” 

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Echeveria Imbricata @Amazon

This exotic plant is a native of Central and South America, but it grows indoors and outdoors worldwide.

Physical Attributes

Echeveria imbricata is characterized by its flat leaves in its early stages, but as the plant develops further, the leaves band to form rosettes. Its surface typically has a blueish-gray-powdery look.

The plant can grow as big as eight inches in diameter, and its rosettes can offset to form clumps with a height of up to six inches. Blue rose produces flowers in the spring or early summer. They bloom annually. 

Each plant produces flowers that are carried by shoots from the rosette. The flowers are orange-red. They come in clusters, and they are small bell-shaped, and unscented.

Blue echeveria is non-toxic, and it isn’t prickly, which makes it safe to have even in a house where there are children and pets.


Sunlight and Temperature 

The blue rose needs sunlight to grow and maintain its beautiful appearance. If the light isn’t enough, the plant tries to make the most of what is available by growing longer stems between its leaves. This growth pattern causes your echeveria to lose its compactness which is a crucial aspect of its attraction.

You should bring the plants to the windows to enjoy the morning sun, which is the best for them. Although morning sun is recommended, the plant is hardy enough to endure the hot afternoon sun. The waxy coating on leaves prevents excessive transpiration when the plant is exposed to the hot sun.

 It is advisable to acclimatize a plant before moving it from indoors to outdoors. Sudden exposure may lead to sunburns that adversely affect the health of the plant. You can acclimatize the plant by controlling its exposure to the sun for the first few days of the transfer. In the unfortunate event that your succulents have been sunburned, you can revive them by beheading and then allowing their stems to sprout new leaves.

The plant has different varieties that do well in a wide range of temperatures. Some thrive in a warm climate with a difference of up to ten degrees between day and night temperatures. Echeveria can also survive outdoors in winters of four to six degrees Celsius.

Your plant will survive and do well in different seasons on average, but it is not particularly cold-hardy. It is advisable to keep your echeveria indoors if temperatures in your location go below -1 degrees Celsius (300 Fahrenheit)

Soil and Watering 

Echeveria’s roots and stem rot if the soil is waterlogged. On the other hand, you need to water the plant regularly for it to do well. The ground on which you grow the plant needs to be easy to drain to balance the need for water and root and stem vulnerability. 

You can use a commercial mix with extra aggregate for potting as the mixture enhances drainage. A peat-based commercial mix is especially preferable. 

How much water you give echeveria depends on the temperature of the day. The plant will need more water in summer and less of it in cool and rainy seasons. 

Avoid using tap water because it may contain some minerals and chemicals that can keep the leaves from forming as they should naturally. You should also avoid highly alkaline water altogether as it kills echeveria. The easiest way to ensure your water is safe is to use harvested rainwater.

 Newly potted plants require more water, but the need reduces as the plants become more established. Be careful to put water directly into the soil. You risk exposing the plant to fungal rot if water is trapped in the rosettes.

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Imbricata isn’t labor-intensive because almost everything in it has aesthetic value. Its grooming regime comprises removing the shriveled leaves at the bottom of the stem to make room for fresh ones to sprout.

The plant is disease-free, but it can be attacked by aphids, mealybugs, and vine weevils. People use various methods to control these bugs. One of them is spraying the plants with a mixture of water and insecticidal soap, and the other is spraying rosettes with plain water under high pressure.

These two methods can have adverse effects on your plants.

Soap degrades the bloom, which is the waxy protective coating on the plant. Its degradation causes echeveria to suffer excessive transpiration. Spraying water on the leaves, on the other hand, may cause water to be trapped in the rosettes. This trapped water causes fungal rot, which may end up killing your plant.

With this in mind, the safest course of action is to keep the bugs away from echeveria. Or to dub the rosettes with neem insecticide if you notice an infestation.


Echeveria is usually propagated using cuttings of leaves, stems, or offsets. Offsets are the easiest to reproduce, but they are the hardest to obtain since they grow underground – you need to uproot the entire plant to get these underground suckers. 

The following is how you do it.

– Water the mother plants soil a day before you are set to harvest offsets.

– Remove the mother plant from the ground carefully so as not to damage the offsets.

– Search the portion of the main stem beneath the soil for offsets.

– Cut the offsets at the base using a sharp tool.

– Leave the offsets for a few days for them to dry.

– Put together fresh potting soil and sand and place the offset in it.

Like offsets, you should allow stems and leaves a few days to dry before planting them.

Please note that you can re-pot the mother plant after harvesting the offsets. The plant continues almost without missing a beat if you re-pot it well. 

In conclusion 

Echeveria combines well with other succulents such as agave and sempervivum. It is safe to have in the house as it is neither prickly nor poisonous, and its husbandry is pretty simple owing to its resistance to diseases.