Echeveria cuspidata Rose
Echeveria cuspidata is a succulent plant with thick green or gray-green leaves with red tips that overlap in rosettes, often resembling artichokes. The leaves are at their brightest from fall to spring. They measure up to 4 inches (10 cm) long.
The long-lasting flowers are pink outside and orange inside and appear in late winter and early spring.
How to Grow and Care
Soil: Echeverias need a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial cactus and succulent potting soil will work fine.
Light: These succulents prefer full sun to partial shade. However, avoid drastic sunlight changes and full afternoon sun, especially in summer. During the winter, when your succulents are inside, put them near the brightest window in your home.
Hardiness: Echeveria cuspidata can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b.
Watering: When and how to water is crucial to Echeveria care. They do not like to be kept too wet, but they also do not like to be kept too dry. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering Echeverias.
Fertilizing: Echeverias grow well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients.
Repotting: Repot when needed in the spring or early summer.
Propagation: Echeverias are one of the easiest succulents to propagate. They are usually propagated from offsets or leaves but can also be grown from stem cuttings and seeds.
Toxicity: Echeveria 'Swan Lake' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Echeveria cuspidata is native to Mexico.
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