-About Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp.-
Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp. is a succulent of the Echeveria genus in the Crassulacea family. The leaves are thick, fleshy, showcasing a beautiful combination of pink and red hues. Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp. is a visually striking succulent that brings charm and beauty to any collection or garden.
-How to care for Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp.-
Sun: Like other Echeveria succulents, Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp. thrives when exposed to the right amount of sunlight. For optimal growth, it is advisable to position the plant in a location that allows it to receive indirect sunlight, which is beneficial for its overall well-being. However, it is crucial to protect the plant from intense afternoon sun during hot summer days by providing shade using a cloth or other suitable cover. This precaution helps create a safe and suitable environment for the succulent's well-being.
Soil: To ensure the well-being of your Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp., it is crucial to utilize soil with excellent drainage. You can acquire a pre-made succulent or cactus soil mix, or you can create your soil mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or pumice. This will effectively prevent water accumulation around the roots, thereby avoiding potential harm.
Temperature: Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp. thrives in a warm, dry, sunny environment with good ventilation. It does not have a distinct dormancy period during the summer months. The primary growing seasons for this plant are spring, autumn, and early summer, during which it benefits from ample sunlight exposure. However, it is important to provide appropriate shade if the temperature exceeds 86°F to prevent heat stress.
Watering: For optimal watering, it is advisable to water your plants during the evening hours in spring, summer, and autumn. However, during winter, when temperatures are cooler, it is recommended to water at midday when the water temperature matches the normal indoor temperature. It is important to pour the water slowly along the side of the pot to avoid wetting the leaves or the center of the plant. If any water accidentally gets on the center of the leaf, it should be promptly removed using a paper towel or gently blowing it away. It is crucial to prevent stagnant water as it can act as a magnifying lens, intensifying sunlight and potentially causing leaf burn. Following the "soak and dry" watering method is essential, ensuring the soil dries out between waterings.
Propagation: To propagate Echeveria Agavoides 'Santa Lewis' sp., you can take a leaf from the parent plant using a sterile knife or scissors. Dry it for a few days to create a callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent. Water it when the soil dries out.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Pink, red
Cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-12 (20°F-60°F)
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pot.
Suitability: balcony, window
Propagation: leaf, cuttings