Echeveria Types and Variety Care
Echeveria types and varieties can sometimes be confused because they are so many. Echeveria types can have some similarities but can also vary significantly especially on the color and the shape of the leaves. Echeveria care for most of the varieties is similar and only differs slightly.
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Echeveria types covered in this post include Echeveria Abalone, Echeveria Allegra, Echeveria Aphrodite, Echeveria Apus, Echeveria Atlantis, Echeveria Azulita, Echeveria Blue Atoll, Echeveria Blue Prince, Echeveria Blue Sky, Echeveria Blue Swan, Echeveria Cassyz Winter, Echeveria Chris, Echeveria Chroma, Echeveria Colorshift, Echeveria Dondo, Echeveria Dusty Rose, Echeveria Esther, Echeveria pulidonis, Echeveria Fleur Blanc, Echeveria Irish Mint, Echeveria Lola, Echeveria Lilacina, Echeveria Lolita, Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg, Echeveria Melaco, Echeveria Mexican Snowball (Echeveria Elegans), Echeveria Minima, Echeveria Moranii, Echeveria Olivia, Echeveria Painted Lady (Echeveria derenbergii), Echeveria Parva, Echeveria Peacockii (Peacock Echeveria), Echeveria Pollux, Echeveria Ramillette, Echeveria Tippy, Echeveria Tsunami.
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Echeveria Abalone is a drought-tolerant succulent type. Echeveria Abalone is also known as the ‘Green Abalone’ because of its gorgeous green color. The succulent forms thick, rounded leaves that are shaped into a perfect rosette.
Echeveria Abalone Care
Echeveria Abalone care is easy. The plant is one of the easy succulents to take off. It requires well-draining soil and does well with succulent soil mix. Water the succulent only when the top inches of the soil is dry. Provide a thorough watering rather than misting. Protect the succulent from frost because the echeveria abalone can scar easily.
Echeveria Allegra is an echeveria type that has beautiful soft bluish-green leaves that form a rosette that is often bigger than most of the echeveria varieties. The succulent has cupped leaves with highlighted margins which make the plant to appear to have a glow. The echeveria Allegra also produces showy flowers.
Echeveria Allegra Care
Echeveria Allegra care involves providing excellent draining soil because the succulent hates stagnant water in the roots. For best results water only when the soil is dry. It is also a good practice to check the moisture in the soil before watering. Also, check the appearance of the leaves before watering. Wrinkled and thinning leaves often indicate that watering is required.
Plant the echeveria Allegra succulent in a place where they get bright light but are shaded. Hot and direct summer heat will damage the echeveria, Allegra. Hot sunshine not only damages the leaves but also the roots.
Echeveria Aphrodite produces chubby green leaves that have a touch of pink. Just like most of the echeveria succulents, the echeveria Aphrodite forms a beautiful rosette.
Echeveria Aphrodite Care
Echeveria Aphrodite care is similar to most other echeveria succulents. The Echeveria Aphrodite requires adequate draining porous soil. Watering should be thorough and only done when the top few inches of the soil are dry to avoid overwatering.
The echeveria Aphrodite should also be established in a place where it receives ample airflow.
Echeveria Apus is a stunning hybrid succulent formed from the Echeveria Elegans and Echeveria Pulidonis. The Echeveria Apus has blue-green rosettes with pink edges.
Echeveria Apus care
Echeveria Apus care is the same as that of most hybrid succulents. The hybrid succulents require a little bit more care because they are less tolerant of frost and shade. If kept in the shade for too long they become less attractive because they become leggy.
The echeveria Apus is drought tolerant but thrives when grown in moderate temperatures.
Echeveria Atlantis produces big round rosettes with bluish-green leaves. During the summer, the high temperatures cause the leaves to get a powdery blue color but the leaves turn back to normal color. The leaves also have a unique wave/ripple and red tips which bring beautiful contrast to the leaves.
The Echeveria produces pink-orange flowers that bloom from a tall stem.
Echeveria Atlantis Care
Echeveria Atlantis care includes careful watering and not letting water to sit in the rosette. Sitting water can increase the susceptibility to fungal diseases as well as rotting. Provide the Echeveria Atlantis with plenty of light and also repot when there is need during the warm months.
Propagation is easy and can be done with leaf cuttings.
Echeveria Azulita forms gorgeous rosettes with icy-blue or powder blue leaves with red tips. The echeveria Azulita forms offset easily which can be used for propagation. Because of the many rosettes that are produced, the plant is often found in groupings. The succulent is a hybrid of the Echeveria Minima.
Echeveria Azulita Care
Echeveria Azulita care is similar to that of most echeveria succulent varieties. The succulent is not cold hardy but it’s drought tolerant. The Echeveria Azulita has similar watering requirements similar to most echeveria varieties.
Echeveria Blue Atoll
Echeveria Blue Atoll variety produces powdery blue-green leaves that form beautiful well-packed rosettes. The succulent grows to between 4-6 inches in tall. Echeveria Blue Atoll flowers in Spring and produces small orange-yellow blooms. The small flowers are produced at the end of 8-inch stems that arise from the rosette.
Echeveria Blue Atoll Care
Echeveria Blue Atoll care is easy. The succulent is drought tolerant and can be grown in the succulent soil mixture. The succulent should also be provided with the sun or partial shade.
Watering should be occasional and only when the top inches of the soil are dry. The succulent is deer resistant and can be grown without any disease issues. Blue Atoll is a fast-growing succulent and thrives when provided with the right care.
Echeveria Blue Prince
Echeveria Blue Prince produces dark blue-green leaves that get a bronze tan when exposed to full sun. The leaves form gorgeous rosettes. When mature the rosettes produce tall stems in the late Spring which produce beautiful reddish-orange blooms.
Echeveria Blue Prince Care
Echeveria Blue Prince care includes establishing the succulent in locations where the plant receives bright to filtered sunlight. The succulent also requires soil with great drainage because it hates sitting in water just like most of the other Echeverias.
Propagation of Echeveria Blue Prince is done using the leaves. Rooting of the leaves is done in a similar form to that of all other Echeveria succulents.
Water the succulent when the soil is dry and provides deep watering.
Echeveria Blue Sky
Echeveria Blue Sky is one of the incredibly colored succulent types. It produces spatulate deep blue leaves with red tips. The leaves beautiful rosettes that can be up to 12 inches wide. In the Summer, echeveria Blue Sky produces clusters of pink blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Echeveria Blue Sky Care
Blue Sky care is necessary for this fast-growing succulent. The succulent needs bright sunlight making it a perfect patio plant or garden plant. It can also be grown indoor but needs to be positioned in a location where it receives enough light.
Provide deep watering followed by a period of allowing the soil to dry before watering again. Propagation of Echeveria Blue Sky is often done using leaves. Repot the succulent when there is the need, which is not that often.
Echeveria Blue Swan
Echeveria Blue Swan produces light blue-green leaves that form perfect rosettes. The succulents have tapered ends which adds to their beauty.
Echeveria Blue Swan Care
Echeveria Blue Swan care includes watering when the soil is dry. They should also be planted in porous soil which will provide the succulents with adequate drainage.
The succulent also loves bright light which helps them grow well.
Echeveria Cassyz Winter
Echeveria Cassyz Winter produces green leaves with a pink flush. The succulent forms rosettes that can grow up to eight inches tall. The succulent also gets silver-green leaves right at the center of the rosette which indicates new growth. Echeveria Cassyz Winter succulent also produces orange and pink blooms.
Echeveria Cassyz Winter Care
Echeveria Cassyz Winter care is minimal because the succulent requires low maintenance. It can grow perfectly in containers indoor as well as outdoor especially as a patio plant. As a garden plant, it can be grown in a gravel or rock garden successfully.
The succulent is also drought tolerant. Increase the frequency of watering during fast-growing months and reduce watering frequency during dormancy months.
Echeveria Chris is an echeveria type that forms gorgeous lime-green leaves with tiny pinkish-red tips. The chunky leaves are densely packed forming a compact rosette.
Echeveria Chris Care
Echeveria Chris care includes providing plenty of bright light which can also be filtered light. They also require ample airflow to thrive.
The echeveria Chris also requires well-draining porous soil to do well. Watering should be done deeply and only when the soil is dry, the same type of watering adopted when taking care of other echeveria types.
Echeveria Chroma is also a hybrid Echeveria type. It is loved by many because it is a dark-colored succulent which has different shades including blue, pink, purple, apricot, gold, and near-white. The variegation of the echeveria Chroma changes as the seasons’ change.
The Echeveria Chroma has a shrubby growth habit. Once established, these echeveria types grow fast and branch out forming a heavily branched succulent.
Echeveria Chroma Care
Echeveria Chroma care includes watering deeply when the top inches of the soil is dry. The succulent is drought tolerant and does not require much watering especially during the winter months.
Remove dry base leaves as often as there is need. The succulent does well with bright but indirect light.
Echeveria Color Shift is a hybrid Echeveria that has different shades of green, blue, purple, and violet. This gorgeous Echeveria succulent seems to change color when viewed from different angles. The intensity of the colors changes as the seasons’ change.
Echeveria Colorshift Care
Echeveria Colorshift care involves protecting the succulent from extreme temperatures. The hybrid does not do well in hot sun or frost.
The succulent will also not do well if left sitting in wet soil for extended periods. To avoid root rot, water the plant deeply and allow the water to dry before watering again.
If you have some rocky garden or dry landscape, you can try out Echeveria Colorshift, it’s a great choice.
Echeveria Dondo forms gray-green colored leaves that are about 4 inches wide. The leaves form compact rosettes with the thin ends of the leaves at the base. The leaves also have tiny fuzzy hairs along the margins.
When mature, Echeveria Dondo produces small bell-shaped echeveria flowers that can range from deep yellow to orange in color. The blooms arise from stems that form from the rosettes in late winter or early spring.
Echeveria Dondo Care
Echeveria Dondo care includes establishing the succulent in an area where it gets light shade. It can be grown successfully both indoor and outdoor. When grown in an area with a lot of light, the leaves of the Echeveria Dondo get a reddish tint on the tips of the leaves.
Echeveria also requires well-drained soil. Water only when the soil is dry to avoid overwatering. Signs of overwatering include mushy leaves that turn bluish or blackish in color. Yellowing of leaves is also an indication of overwatering which also the case in other echeveria types.
Echeveria Dusty Rose
Echeveria Dusty Rose is a hybrid Echeveria that produces powdery/dusty violet leaves that form beautiful rosettes. When the succulent is exposed to more intense sunlight, the color becomes more intense.
The succulent is fast-growing and produces offsets freely. When mature the succulent produces small orange blooms from tall stalks.
Echeveria Dusty Rose Care
Echeveria Dusty Rose care involves providing well-draining soil. Water the succulent deeply and allow the soil to dry before watering again.
The succulent also requires bright indirect sunlight to maintain its shape. If kept away from sunlight, the succulent becomes leggy and loses the shape of the rosette.
Propagation of Echeveria Dusty Rose is done using leaves, offsets, or cuttings similar to other echeveria types.
Echeveria Esther is a hybrid Echeveria type formed from Echeveria derenbergii and Echeveria pulidonis. The succulent produces thin blue shade blade leaves. The leaves form small cluster rosettes with mulberry margins.
When mature, the succulent produces small pinkish blooms at the end of stems that originate from the rosette.
Echeveria Esther Care
Echeveria Esther care includes providing frequent watering when the soil is dry. Although the succulent can go for extended periods without water, it’s advisable to water it so that it can thrive. Echeveria Esther does well in bright light and partial shade.
Echeveria Fleur Blanc
Echeveria Fleur Blanc produces mint green leaves. The pale green round-shaped leaves form rosettes that blush lavender on the margins. The purple/pink undertones are especially notable on the underside of the leaves.
The rosettes grow up to about four inches wide. Echeveria Fleur Blanc produces bell-shaped coral/golden yellow blooms during Spring.
Echeveria Fleur Blanc Care
Echeveria Fleur Blanc care requires providing well-draining porous soil. Water Echeveria Fleur Blanc thoroughly which should be done when the soil is completely dry to touch.
The plant also requires bright light to thrive. The succulent is not frost hardy and should be protected.
Echeveria Irish Mint
Echeveria Irish Mint is a unique Echeveria that produces tubular mint green leaves. The upswept tubular leaves form rosettes making the Echeveria stand out in any collection. Echeveria Irish Mint produces large golden orange blooms during Spring.
Echeveria Irish Mint Care
Echeveria Irish Mint care includes establishing the succulent in a location with bright indirect light. When the succulent is grown in dim light causes the plant to etiolate (become stretchy). Overfertilization may also cause the Echeveria succulent to become etiolated.
The succulent should also be watered thoroughly when the soil gets dry to touch. Avoid overwatering by using very porous soil that allows the water to drain quickly from the roots. Overwatering results in root rot and root diseases. Echeveria Irish Mint is not frost-tolerant and requires protection.
Echeveria Lola is a hybrid Echeveria formed from Echeveria Deresina and Echeveria Lilacina. The succulent has gorgeous light purple colored leaves that form rosettes that can be up to four inches wide. Echeveria Lola produces bell-shaped pink and yellow flowers in the Spring.
The Echeveria Lola grows up to six inches tall. The succulent is not cold hardy. It also grows well in containers and is repotting is only done when necessary.
Echeveria Lola Care
Echeveria Lola care includes typical water needs similar to those of other Echeveria succulents. Avoid overwatering, not only attract pests but it can also kill the plant.
The succulent is not suitable for indoor growing and prefers the outdoor. Propagation of Echeveria Lola is by leaves, offsets, or cuttings.
Echeveria Lolita is also a hybrid Echeveria type formed from a cross of Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg and Echeveria Lola. The Echeveria produces opalescent colored leaves. Just some of the other Echeveria succulents, the Echeveria Lolita changes shades depending on the season. In the Summer it has the pearly colors of the Lola and in the Summer, it gets the Perle von Nurnberg’s deep purples and pinks.
Each of the Echeveria Lolita’s rosettes grows to about five inches before producing new offsets.
Echeveria Lolita Care
Echeveria Lolita care includes providing bright light. The light is necessary to help the plant maintain its colors as well as the compact rosette form. The succulent should also be protected from hard frost and can be brought indoors and placed under a grow light or on a window sill.
Provide well-draining soil and water when the soil is dry.
Echeveria Melaco produces glossy leaves with a gradient of colors. It can have brownish-red leaves with a green base. The range of colors include shades of salmon, plum, copper, and chocolate. The rosette from Echeveria Melaco is colorful and grows to about six inches. The echeveria produces bell-shaped orange blooms.
Echeveria Melaco Care
Frost protection is an important part of Echeveria Melaco care because the succulent doesn’t do well in freezing temperatures.
Position the succulent in a place where it receives bright light. If grown indoors, place the plant near a sunny window. The bright light helps the succulent get bright colors.
Echeveria Mexican Snowball (Echeveria Elegans)
Echeveria Mexican Snowball produces fleshy spoon-shaped pale bluish-green leaves. The leaves form evergreen rosettes that can grow up to four inches wide. Mature Echeveria Mexican Snowball succulent get pink blush on the tips when grown in the bright sun.
The echeveria flowers in late Winter to Summer. The pink blooms tipped in yellow are produced at the ends of slender pink-red stems that arise from the rosettes.
Echeveria Mexican Snowball Care
Echeveria Mexican Snowball care involves providing direct sunlight especially when the plant is grown as an indoor plant. It is best grown in a location with full sun or partial sun. Although the succulent can handle some shade, it shouldn’t be grown in complete shade.
The succulent can tolerate cold better compared to other Echeverias, however, Echeveria Mexican Snowball should be moved indoor when a harsh Winter is expected.
The watering during Summer can be as infrequent as once per week while in Winter it should even be more infrequent. Indications of a succulent that is not getting enough water include leaves that appear thinner or shriveled or develop spots.
Echeveria Minima is an echeveria type which produces chubby bluish leaves. The succulent forms cute small rosettes hence the name because the rosettes are miniature compared to other echeveria varieties. Echeveria Minima grows to only about 3-5 inches tall.
When exposed to full sun, the tips turn coral-pink. The echeveria types also produces bell-shaped blooms with peach and orange hues in the Spring.
Echeveria Minima Care
Echeveria Minima care is easy as the succulent is easy to maintain. Provide slightly gritty soil that is well-draining. Avoid overwatering as it can easily kill the succulent. Halve the frequency of watering during dormant months.
Propagation is done easily with offsets and smaller rosettes. Allow the offsets to callus before establishing them in the succulent soil mixture.
Echeveria Moranii produces almost perfectly oval-shaped olive-green leaves with maroon trim. The leaves also have a light touch of the maroon color underneath making it a dramatic succulent. The succulent can grow up to eight inches tall and forms rosettes.
Echeveria Moranii Care
Echeveria Moranii care is fairly easy. The succulent is drought resistant and does better with underwatering than overwatering. However, well-spaced watering helps the succulent thrive. Water only when the top inches of the soil is dry.
The succulent also requires bright filtered light to thrive.
Echeveria Olivia produces olive-green leaves that get a flush of pink at the margins and tips when exposed to full sun. The leaves form well-rounded rosettes. This echeveria types can produce flowers during the growing season of Spring and Summer. The star-shaped pale-yellow blooms are produced at the end of long stalks that arise from the rosette.
Echeveria Olivia Care
Echeveria Olivia care includes during frost because the succulent is not cold hardy. Provide bright sunlight for the succulent to thrive but not direct sunlight.
Also, provide the Echeveria Olivia with infrequent watering and soil with good drainage. The succulent can be successfully grown in the normal succulent soil mix just like other echeveria types.
Echeveria Olivia can be propagated easily using cuttings that re-root easily. Leaves are also commonly used for propagation.
Echeveria Painted Lady (Echeveria derenbergii)
Echeveria Painted Lady produces dusky blue-gray leaves with pink tips. The succulent produces dense pagoda-shaped rosettes that can grow up to four inches tall.
During late Winter to Summer, Echeveria derenbergii produces cup-shaped yellow blooms with red painted tips at the end of pink-red stems.
Echeveria Painted Lady Care
Echeveria Painted Lady care includes providing occasional watering because the succulent is drought tolerant. Avoid overwatering especially when the plant is dormant. Fertilizing sparingly is also important to avoid excessive growth.
This echeveria types offsets readily and produces rose-like rosettes that form a dense carpet over time.
The plant can be grown successfully in containers as well as in gardens.
Echeveria Parva succulents have icy blue-green leaves with blood-red accents at the tips. The succulent forms small compact rosettes that are quite dense. The Echeveria Parva produces golden-colored bell-shaped flowers at the end of long stems that arise from the rosette.
Echeveria Parva Care
Echeveria Parva care involves protecting the succulents during Winter. The succulents should be watered less during Winter and increase the frequency of watering during the growing season.
Plant the succulents in a full sun location for best results. If planted in containers, place them outside during Summer in a sunny spot.
The Echeveria Parva tends to clump and form pups which can be removed and used for propagation. The succulent can also be propagated easily using cuttings.
Echeveria Peacockii (Peacock Echeveria)
Echeveria Peacockii produces silver-blue leaves which get red tips when exposed to full sun. The spoon-shaped pale powdery leaves form pretty rosettes that can be up to six inches wide. The succulent produces pink-orange blooms at the end of slender stalks that arise from the rosette.
Echeveria Peacockii Care
Echeveria Peacockii care involves providing occasional watering. The succulent can be successfully grown in sandy, well-drained soils. Providing sun and partial shade is also important because it helps Echeveria Peacockii thrive.
The succulent is perfect for ground cover because it’s fast-growing and offsets readily to form a dense carpet of rosettes.
Echeveria Pollux succulent produces silvery-grey leaves that form beautiful rosettes. The rosettes can be up to eight inches wide. When the Echeveria Pollux is grown in bright sunlight the leaves can get a slight lilac flash.
Echeveria Pollux Care
Echeveria Pollux care includes planting the succulent in a location with bright light. The light helps the succulent maintain its color as well as maintain the compactness of the rosette.
The Echeveria Pollux variety is not cold hardy and may require sheltering during Winter months. Water the succulent more frequently during warmer months and less during colder months. Allow the top inches of the soil to completely before providing a deep soak.
Echeveria Ramillette produces apple-green leaves which get red tips during cool temperature months. The succulent forms rosettes that can be up to four inches wide. When mature, Echeveria Ramillete produces bell-shaped, yellow-tangerine blooms in late Winter or early Spring.
Echeveria Dondo is sometimes confused for Echeveria Ramillette but they are different.
Echeveria Ramillette Care
Echeveria Ramillette care includes providing shelter because the tender soft succulent is not frost-tolerant. The succulent does well both indoor and outdoor.
Establish the succulent in a sunny location outdoor. If established in containers indoor, place them in a location where the succulent receives bright sunlight. Turn the pot from time to time to ensure the plant has symmetrical color. It is also important to note that the plant can get sunburns when the sun is too hot. Provide shade when needed.
The watering requirements of the Echeveria Ramillette are similar to those of other Echeveria types.
Propagation of Echeveria Ramillette can be done with seeds, cuttings, or chicks. The seeds take the longest to reach maturity.
Echeveria Tippy produces bluish-green leaves with prominent pink tips hence the name. The succulent forms rosettes that can grow up to six inches tall and six inches wide. Echeveria Tippy produces orange bell-shaped blooms.
Echeveria Tippy Care
Echeveria Tippy care includes providing well-draining soils. The succulent does well in sandy soils with dry to medium moisture. The succulent also loves partial shade to sun conditions.
It can do well in containers as well as rock gardens. It is also deer resistant and drought tolerant. Echeveria Tippy can grow disease-free for years and you only have to look out for aphids and mealybugs.
Echeveria Tsunami succulent type produces many sea-green leaves with a wavy or curly look hence the name Tsunami. The leaves also get a pink blush when exposed to strong light. The leaves form low-growing rosettes which ca grow-up to eight inches wide.
Echeveria Tsunami rosettes form clusters. when mature these echeveria types produce blooms that are coral pink on the outside and orange on the inside of the flower.
Echeveria Tsunami Care
Echeveria Tsunami care includes providing bright sunlight exposures. The succulent also needs well-drained, gritty soil to do well. The watering needs of the Echeveria Tsunami are similar to those of other Echeveria varieties.
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