Echeveria belong to the family of the thick leafed plants (Crassulaceae). The various species come in different shapes, sizes, colours and appearances. Some have fine-haired leaves, others have a wax layer. The leaves are formed into a rosette. Echeveria is native to Mexico, Peru and Texas. Echeverias are very easy to care for due to their water-storing function.
The flowers are located on a spike-like inflorescence and are usually pink to red, sometimes whitish or yellow.
A bright place should be chosen as the location for Echeveria, to ensure that colour and shape can develop optimally. If there is a lack of light, Echeverias grow stretched out.
A mixture of cactus and succulent soil and mineral parts is recommended as a substrate.
Stagnant moisture is not tolerated, the substrate should be dry before watering again and excess water should be able to drain off well.
Echeveria can be fertilized about once a month, i.e. about every four weeks.
In summer, the succulents can be placed outside after they have gradually become accustomed to direct sunlight. However, you should bring them back into the house when temperatures are below 10°C.
In winter the temperature should be around 10°C. Fertilization is no longer used, watering is reduced.
Echeveria are slightly toxic and skin contact with the plant sap may cause skin irritation.