Echeveria 'Briar Rose Cristata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Echeveria 'Briar Rose'
This succulent is a form of Echeveria 'Briar Rose' selected for its crested growth.
Echeveria 'Briar Rose Cristata' is an interesting succulent with pastel green leaves with pink margins and densely packed along the top of a crested stem. It is smaller than the normal Echeveria 'Briar Rose' but more interesting in form. The leaves are also smaller and become more colorful in the winter months.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Briar Rose Cristata'
Light: E. 'Briar Rose Cristata' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you are moving your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when your E. 'Briar Rose Cristata' is inside, put it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. 'Briar Rose Cristata' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 °F (-1.1 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. 'Briar Rose Cristata'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during the winter months.
Fertilizing: E. 'Briar Rose Cristata' grows well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during spring or early summer when it is actively growing. To repot your E. 'Briar Rose Cristata', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: This succulent is propagated from stem cuttings. Spring is the best time to take cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Briar Rose Cristata'
E. 'Briar Rose Cristata' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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