How to Care for Echeveria Ice Green

How to Care for Echeveria Ice Green

Echeveria 'Ice Green' is a succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae. And the rare succulent is a hybrid of Echeveria elegans and Echeveria Lauii. 

Echeveria 'Ice Green' has always be popular with succulent enthusiasts. Its chubby triangular leaves cluster together, forming a tightly packed rosette. This petite succulent variety boasts a slow growth rate, resisting yellowing and elongation. The triangular leaves feature a pronounced convexity on the back, and when paired with the thick farina of Echeveria 'Ice Green', they create stunning patterns. 

In its prime, Echeveria 'Ice Green' takes on a vibrant orange hue, complementing its translucent leaves. Some liken it to jelly, while others see it as jade. In any case, it undergoes a remarkable transformation, setting it apart from its previous green state.

How to Take Good Care of Echeveria Ice Green

When it comes to Echeveria 'Ice Green', having just one is far from satisfying – you'll find yourself yearning for more. Especially when you've cultivated a radiant Echeveria 'Ice Green', trust me, you can never anticipate the sheer beauty your next one will unveil.

For those new to the world of succulents, tending to Echeveria 'Ice Green' may pose a few challenges. If you find yourself facing hurdles in the care process, don't miss out on the insights shared in this care guide for Ice Green:

1. Watering

Echeveria 'Ice Green' has a specific water storage capacity, so like most succulents, it is relatively drought tolerant. Building upon the Soak and Dry watering principle, here are crucial tips to enhance your care routine for Echeveria 'Ice Green':

  • 1. Wait until the soil is completely dry, then observe the bottom three layers of leaves on your Echeveria 'Ice Green.' Begin watering when they start to feel soft.
  • 2. Avoid pouring water directly onto the leaves of your Echeveria 'Ice Green.' Opt for bottom watering to prevent undesirable conditions.
  • 3. After watering, especially in summer, ensure proper air circulation. Using a fan to maintain ventilation becomes crucial for your succulent. 

 

In winter, the water evaporates very slowly, about once a month or so. If the room temperature is below 32 ℉, stop watering; the soil moisture will freeze the Echeveria 'Ice Green' roots.

2. Lighting

Ever wondered why your Echeveria 'Ice Green' hasn't unveiled its expected vibrant hues? The answer lies in the quest for light. Echeveria 'Ice Green' craves abundant sunlight to showcase its true colors. 

During spring and fall, place your Echeveria 'Ice Green' outdoors, ensuring it basks in plentiful direct sunlight. While the summer afternoon sun can be intense and potentially scorch the leaves, providing some shade becomes crucial.

Opt for a sunlit windowsill or utilize a growth lamp when caring for Echeveria 'Ice Green' indoors. Aim for a light exposure of 12-16 hours. 

If your Echeveria 'Ice Green' has lingered in the realm of green, fret not. Offer it the light it craves, be patient, and within 6-12 months, you're bound to witness the delightful surprise of your Echeveria 'Ice Green' revealing its true, enchanting colors.

3. Soil and Pot

The delicate root system of Echeveria 'Ice Green' is prone to distress, especially when buried in dense soil that hinders its ability to breathe, leading to root rot. This could be one of the reasons why your Echeveria 'Ice Green' continues to struggle.

To combat this issue, our seasoned gardeners recommend a soil blend comprising 20% peat soil and 80% granular material. This mix guarantees optimal drainage and aeration for the succulent's roots. 

When selecting a pot, steer clear of excessively large or tall containers, as they often demand more soil, leading to prolonged moisture retention after watering—a perilous condition for the fragile roots of Echeveria 'Ice Green'. Opt for containers with an appropriate height and a wider diameter for a healthier growing environment.

 

 

4. Fertilize

Don't fertilize too frequently when raising 'Ice Green,' and occasionally, you can use some thin liquid fertilizer or nutrient solution (be sure to dilute it with water more than 1000 times). 

Of course, if conditions permit, you can use milder organic fertilizers such as sheep manure, which can prevent soil compaction and have balanced nutrition, which is more conducive to the health and growth of 'Ice Green.'

How to Propagate Echeveria Ice Green

Leaf cuttings are the most popular method of propagation. First, twist the leaf from the parent succulent and then put the leaf in a cool and dry environment for 1-2 days. After the end of the leaf dry, place them face up under the soil. After moistening the surface soil, put it in a ventilated environment for about seven days, and you will see new shoots grow. Click here to learn how to propagate succulent from leaves.

How to Prevent Disease And Pests

1. Disease

The most serious of the 'Ice Green' diseases are anthracnose, which is caused by bacterial infection. Small brown spots appear on the underside of leaves, gradually forming an oval-shaped spot.

It is recommended to place the plants in a well-ventilated area before spraying them with a solution of 70% Thiophanate-methyl Wettable Powder, which should be diluted 1000 times in water.

2. Pests

The pests of 'Ice Green' are generally red spiders and mealybugs.

When dealing with scale insects, use a brush for small numbers and a 40% Omethoate solution for larger infestations, diluted at a 1:1000 ratio and sprayed over the entire plant.

For red spiders, they are too small to be found by us, so how to get red of gnats? However, once found, spray the plants with 40% Kelthane, concentrated in 1000 times water.

Echeveria Ice Green vs Echeveria Elegans

Although 'Ice Green' and "Elegans" are somewhat similar, there are still some differences.

Echeveria Elegans leaves are thicker, and the back of the leaf is almost a semi-circular arc. And the overall appearance is more wrapped. While 'Ice Green' leaves are almost flat at the front and back.

Echeveria Elegans are green or slightly orange, and the tip of the leaf will not turn red. While the color of 'Ice Green' is more variable, the tip of the leaf is easy turn red.

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