Echeveria 'Trumpet Pinky'
This succulent is a chance mutation of Echeveria 'Pinky'.
Echeveria 'Trumpet Pinky' is an unusual succulent that forms rosettes of tubular uniquely colored leaves that curl to create a display of trumpets. The rosettes grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. Leaves are glaucous green and fade to pink toward the tips when exposed to full sun or extreme heat. Flowers are reddish-orange and appear on arching spikes in spring. The mutation causes this succulent to exhibit abnormal growth in different parts of the plant, including the flowers, flower stalks, and flower clusters.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Trumpet Pinky'
Light: E. 'Trumpet Pinky' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you are moving your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when your E. 'Trumpet Pinky' is inside, put it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. 'Trumpet Pinky' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 °F (-1.1 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. 'Trumpet Pinky'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during the winter months.
Fertilizing: E. australis grows well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during spring or early summer when it is actively growing. To repot your E. 'Trumpet Pinky', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: Since it rarely produces offsets, E. 'Trumpet Pinky' is usually propagated by leaves. Spring is the best time to take leaf cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Trumpet Pinky'
E. 'Trumpet Pinky' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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