Echeveria 'Swan Lake'
Echeveria 'Doppler', Echeveria 'Topsy Pinky'
Echeveria 'Swan Lake' is a Renee O'Connell's hybrid that was initially known as Echeveria 'Doppler'. It is a beautiful succulent with rosettes of gray-green leaves often with pink tips. The leaves have slightly keeled lower surface and tips pointing towards the center of the rosette. Flowers are pinkish-red and appear on a tall inflorescence in summer or fall.
How to Grow and Care
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 'Swan Lake' 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 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.
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.
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