-About Echeveria 'Biante' (6 inch)-
Echeveria 'Biante' is a rare Korean succulent plant of the genus Echeveria in the family Crassulaceae; it is a hybrid of E. cuspidata var. Zaragoza x E. laui, aka Echeveria 'Viyant.' The plant's leaves are oval-shaped, fleshy, and have a bluish-gray color. The leaf tips are slightly pointed and have a reddish tint. Interestingly, Echeveria 'Biante' looks very similar to Echeveria 'Plump'.
-How to care for Echeveria 'Biante'-
Sun/Location: Except for the cruel hot summer, Echeveria Biante needs full sun to thrive the delicate pink color. Otherwise, the vibrant, plump leaves would turn flat and pale green. In summer, locating it in an aeration place with shaded or filtered sunlight can protect this succulent from sunburnt. Click here to learn how to provide shade for succulents.
Soil/Pot: Compared with small succulents, 6-inch Echeveria Biante requires a loose succulent soil with perlite, vermiculite, and gritty rocks. Whether you're new to succulents or an expert, the initial step in creating your succulent garden is to plant them in a planter pot with a drainage hole. This will help to prevent your succulent from being overwatered and dying.
Fertilizer: Planting medium size succulents need attention in fertilizing. Applying professional slow-release fertilizer to the plants in growth seasons(spring and fall) would encourage better growth. Click here to learn how to fertilize succulent scientifically.
Watering: Using a long neck of water can help you easily reach the surface of the soil when the succulent cover the planter's mouth. Or you can drown the whole plant in water and give it a deep soaking, a popular and efficient way to water large succulents.
Primary color: green
Secondary color: pink/red
Bloom color: pink, yellow
Cold hardiness: Zone 10a-11b (from 30F to 50F)
Product format: rooted in 6'' pot
Suitability: Window, Garden, balcony
Propagation: behead, leaf
Special characteristic: rare Korean species, easy to propagate, pet safe