-About Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle'-
Echeveria agavoides 'Gazelle' is a specific cultivar of Echeveria agavoides, a popular succulent plant known for its rosette-shaped leaves and vibrant colors. 'Gazelle' features triangular leaves that are typically green. It will turn red when exposed to bright sunlight or cool temperatures. This cultivar is valued for its compact size and eye-catching leaves, making it a favorite among succulent enthusiasts.
-How to care for Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle'-
Sun: Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' thrives in bright sunlight. Position the Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' in a spot that allows it to receive a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. However, in regions with intense or scorching sunlight, it is advisable to provide partial shade during the hottest part of the day to prevent sunburn.
Temperature: Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' prefers moderate to warm temperatures. Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' thrives in regions with USDA hardiness zones 9-11. Ideally, the temperature should range between 65-85°F during the day and no lower than 50°F at night. Please protect it from frost as it is not tolerant of freezing temperatures. Putting it indoors is essential.
Soil: Ensure you use a well-draining soil mix specially designed for succulents or cacti. A suitable mixture can be created by combining regular potting soil, coarse sand, and either perlite or pumice. The soil must have good drainage properties, allowing water to flow easily and preventing the roots from sitting in water. Adjust the proportion of particles in the soil mix based on the Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' plant size. When the plant is small, a ratio of approximately 30% particles is sufficient, but as the plant grows, it increases the particle content to around 70%.
Watering: To prevent overwatering, it is important to water Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' sparingly. Make sure to wait for the soil to completely dry before watering again, allowing ample time for thorough drying between each watering cycle. When watering, ensure that you water thoroughly until the excess water drains out of the pot, discarding any leftover water. Adjust the watering frequency based on your specific climate, aiming to water every 1-2 weeks during the active growth season and extending the interval to once every 3-4 weeks during the dormant period. It's crucial to prioritize underwatering rather than overwatering.
Propagation: To propagate Echeveria Agavoides 'Gazelle' using leaves, select a healthy leaf and allow it to callus for a few days. Prepare a well-draining succulent soil mix and plant the calloused end of the leaf partially buried in the soil. Place the potted leaf in a bright location with indirect sunlight, avoiding direct sunlight. Mist the soil lightly to keep it slightly moist, but avoid overwatering. After some time, new plantlets will emerge from the base of the leaf. Once they have developed roots and grown to a suitable size, carefully transplant them into individual pots or a suitable growing location. Patience and proper care are essential for successful propagation.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Red
Cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-11
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pot.
Suitability: balcony, window
Propagation: leaf, cuttings.