Echeveria 'Encantada' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves covered with a fine, waxy bloom, giving them a frosted appearance. The rosettes can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 15 inches (37.5 cm) in diameter.
In spring and summer, the rosettes produce nodding, bell-shaped, pink-orange flowers carried on slender stalks.
Echeveria 'Encantada' is a hybrid created by Renee O'Connell and results from a cross between Echeveria cante and Echeveria runyonii. It has the same parentage as Dick Wright's hybrid Echeveria 'Domingo'.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeverias are susceptible to mealy bugs. Finally, as with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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