Echeveria 'Giant Mexican Firecracker'
Echeveria 'Mexican Firecracker'
Echeveria 'Giant Mexican Firecracker' is a fantastic succulent that forms rosettes on branching stems. Leaves are green covered with short hairs. They take on amazing colors in strong light. Flowers are orange with a yellow tip and appear on up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall stems.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °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. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is a hybrid between Echeveria pulvinata and an unknown Echeveria species created by C.H. Uhl.
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