Echeverias and Rosettes 101: Color, Care, and Form

Behold the enchanting Echeveria! Their lovely rosette forms are often among the first to catch the eye of those new to succulents. The attractive growth pattern is a great example of the golden ratio or sacred geometry, and the whimsical variety of colors and leaf shapes makes them oh so very collectible. 

But sometimes when you bring them home, within a short amount of time, they start looking less compact and lose their colors. 

This video will help you learn what you can do to keep your Echeverias, Sedeverias, Graptoverias, Graptopetalums, Sedums, and other rosette form succulents looking their best. 

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Let’s talk about heat dormant succulents for a sec.

June 2022 forecast Houston, Texas

Okay then. Let’s talk about heat dormant succulents for a sec. In extreme heat, a lot of succulent plants will slow down or completely stop growing to conserve their energy. Overwatering at this time = risk of them rotting. So how do we know when it’s time to reduce or stop watering? How do we know when a succulent isn’t actively growing? Observation. Some signs of growth include flowering, new leaf production, increasing in size etc. Making notes and taking pics of your plants (as we do) builds familiarity with their growing cycles.

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