Echeveria 'Paloma' is an easy-to-care-for plant that adds elegance and beauty to any indoor or outdoor space.
Echeveria 'Paloma' is a small succulent that forms a compact, usually solitary rosette of fleshy, pointed, olive-green leaves covered with white waxy bloom. The rosette can reach a diameter of up to 7.2 inches (18 cm). The leaves are paler in summer and can take on pink, red, or violet hues when stressed by sunlight or temperature changes.
During the spring, the rosette produces slender, arching stalks that bear bell-shaped, pinkish flowers with a yellow interior.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Paloma'
Light: Echeveria 'Paloma' requires full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. Therefore, place it near the brightest window in your home. In addition, if you are moving the plant outside in spring, do it gradually and avoid exposure to intense afternoon sun.
Soil: Having soil that drains quickly is most important for growing a healthy succulent. While many growers prefer to create their own soil mix, commercial soil for succulents will work fine.
Temperature: High temperatures are not a problem as long as there is plenty of fresh air, but Echeveria 'Paloma' is a tender succulent and must be brought indoors if there is a risk of freezing temperatures. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: During the growing season, the "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for this plant. Water deeply and then let the soil completely dry out before watering again. Water sparingly during the winter, only enough to keep the plant from shriveling. Above all, if you have a saucer under the pot, do not forget to empty the excess water.
Fertilizing: Although it can grow well without fertilizer, the plant may benefit from extra nutrients. Feed only during the growing season and use a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
Repotting: If growing it in a container, repot as needed in spring or early summer, but ensure the soil is dry before you start. Also, always use a container with drainage holes.
Propagation: As rarely produces offsets, Echeveria 'Paloma' is usually propagated by leaves, with the best time being in the spring.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Paloma'
Echeveria 'Paloma' has no reported toxic effects and is safe for growing around children and pets.
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