Echeveria 'Lilac Dream'
This succulent is a hybrid of Echeveria lilacina and unknown Echeveria species noted as the sister seedling to Echeveria 'Lucinda' created by Jocelyn Ainsworth.
Echeveria 'Lilac Dream' is an attractive succulent that forms symmetrical rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves. The leaf color varies under different growing conditions, from bluish-grey-green to silvery-grey, often with a lilac flush. The rosettes grow up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter, freely offsetting to form clusters. Flowers are reddish-orange and appear on arching racemes on the top of reddish stems.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Lilac Dream'
Soil: Echeverias need 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, try to 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 'Lilac Dream' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.
Watering: When and how to water is a crucial part of 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 they can also be grown from stem cuttings and seed.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Lilac Dream'
Echeverias are safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat them.
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