Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 11:56 am
The echeveria blue is a dark echeveria with white highlights on the edges of each leaf. It can grow to be over a foot in height and thrives well when planted individually or grouped together. This echeveria prefers porous soil, especially if you live in an area that has sandy soil like Florida. They need to be planted in full sun and do best when they are watered regularly.
This echeveria has a great color that looks like it was painted on! The stem is white and the leaves are green. This echeveria also does well in cold, dry climates because they originate from Mexico. When echeveria are watered too much, they will have a tendency to get black leaves.
Echeveria from this species come in many different colors! They can be almost all shades of blue or pink with flecks of light purple.
When echeveria blue plants are too cold, they will have a tendency to turn yellow and die. The echeveria blue is an excellent choice because it has a higher resistance to the cold than other echeverias, but still does best in warm climates.
The echeveria blue originates from Mexico so they do not need as much water as echeveria from other climates.
How to propagate echeveria blue
For propagation you can remove some offsets from the mother plant, they should be about three inches apart, and put them in glass jars with moist sponge rock or cactus potting mix and water.
Echeverias are quite easy to grow, and echeveria blue thrives best in moist soil that has been combined with sand or perlite for drainage purposes. Echeverias also require lots of sunlight exposure as well. They can be planted in a pot with loose soil, as long they can breathe.
Echeveria blue are also able to withstand frost and thrive on neglect. They will avoid freezing temperatures altogether by either not expanding during cooler months or going dormant until spring returns again.
Echeveria blue offsets will grow roots in time, but echeverias get to be fairly large plants, so you may need a number of echeveria blue offset plantings for that many echeverias.
Cuttings can also be used as well, cut echeveria leaves or echeveria blue stems and put them in a glass jar with some moist cactus potting mix. The echeveria will grow roots from the cuttings, but this takes more time than offsets.
General echeveria blue plant care
Where to grow
The echeverias are very well suited to being grown indoors as they need little maintenance and will survive on low humidity levels. They do not require much water but should be watered regularly during their growing season.
Echeveria blue needs a lot of light, it can be placed in the sun or shade, but they need lots of light to keep their coloration as vibrant as possible. The echeverias can be placed on any window sill where it will get plenty of light and some indirect sunlight during the daytime hours when the direct sun can be too harsh.
Echeverias will grow well in a bright room with indirect sunlight but they may suffer from some loss of color if the light is not strong enough and the days are shorter than 12 hours long.
A clay pot with drainage holes or one made out of porous material will work great because echeverias like to stay moist.
Soil is echeveria’s favorite home, and they’ll thrive in any potting mix. They grow best when planted in an area of their container that can hold water for a long time after watering.
Echeveria needs a lot of water during the summer months and especially in hot climates; you may need to give echeveria two or three times more water in a day.
Once echeveria gets too dry, they will start to wilt. You should never let their soil completely dry out before watering them again.
Echeveria requires a lot of nutrients in order to grow healthy, so you should feed echeveria with an all-purpose fertilizer every two months.
Plants will also need more watering after fertilizing them. You can apply liquid fertilizer by spraying it on the leaves or soil for quicker results.
Echeveria plants are tropicals, so they don’t like the cold. They prefer a warmer climate and should be protected from frost.
If echeveria is exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time, it may die or become permanently damaged.
Echeveria loves humid environments. You should always make sure echeveria is in a place where it can properly grow, as the leaves will start to droop if there’s too little humidity.
The humidity is around 75% in echeveria’s natural habitat, so they need a little help adjusting to the dry air.
If echeveria lives in many different places during the year, you may want to keep them in humidifiers during the summer and winter.
If you want to repot echeveria blue, you should wait until the plant is done flowering before taking it out of its pot.
Echeverias will stay in their pot for up to two years without being repotted because they grow very slowly. If they get too large or begins to look crowded, then your best bet would be to repot echeveria.
They will need a pot that’s at least one and a half to two times larger than the original pot, filled with soil or compost mixed with perlite for drainage.
Echeverias like their pots dry so try not to water echeveria until it starts looking wilted again; echeveria will do better in the long run.
Echeveria blue is a slow grower. It may take them up to two months for the first sign of new growth, and it will usually be in the form of long narrow shoots from axils. Once they start growing, echeveria blue is likely to continue at this slow rate.
Cut off any browned part of the leaf and place it in a pot with shallow water. Leave the echeveria submerged for around 15 minutes before planting at an angle that keeps leaves out of contact with soil, then cover them up as usual.
The echeveria might be damaged by the water, so be sure not to leave it in the pot for too long.
Echeveria blue can be grown in zones 11 and 12.
Echeveria blue is not known to be toxic
Pests and diseases
Echeveria blue is not subject to many pests or diseases. However, echeveria crown rot (Erwinia euphyllae) can cause a browning of the leaves and the eventual death of an echeveria plant. To prevent this disease, water echeverias from below rather than above, allow good air circulation and avoid over-fertilizing.