This succulent is a hybrid of unknown parentage created by Dick Wright in 1966.
Echeveria 'Valentine' is a beautiful succulent that forms large rosettes of burgundy-colored leaves with lighter red margins. The leaves are heart-shaped when young but become wavy to frilly when mature.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Valentine'
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, 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 'Valentine' can withstand 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. Therefore, 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 seeds.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Valentine'
Echeverias are safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat them.
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