About Echeveria Big Red
Echeveria Big Red is native to Mexico and is a rosette of rounded leaves that crinkle on leaves' margins and curl in the middle. Its most distinctive feature is the beautiful burgundy color that extends from the leaf margin to the leaf surface and back, and the rounded leaves are the main difference from other Echeveria species. Under good care, E. Big Red can reach 12 to 18 inches wide. The leaves will turn from pale burgundy to rosy red in full sun.
How to care for Echeveria Big Red
Sun/Location: Echeveria succulents are very fond of full sunlight because, in enough light, they not only keep their leaves compact, but the color of the leaves will become more vibrant at the same time. However, in low light conditions, you won't be able to see their beautiful burgundy color, and their growth will be slow, so try to grow them outdoors, in a window or balcony with plenty of light.
Soil/Pot: E. Big Red is tolerant of various soils. Still, they do best in a soil mix for cacti and succulents or a potting mix for African violets. You can mix your own or purchase these soils in our store while keeping the soil well-drained. Adding 50%-75% perlite, pumice, or coarse sand is recommended.
Watering: In summer, you can water E. Big Red, which likes sunlight, more often to avoid excessive dryness of the soil. However, remember not to let your succulents sit in water. It is not suitable for its growth. At other times, you only need to water it after the soil is thoroughly dried out. After that, you do not need to provide it with water frequently.
Primary color: pinkish-green
Secondary color: blue/blue-green
Bloom color: pink
Cold hardiness: Zone 10a-11b(from 20F to 50F)
Product format: 4" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: leaf, seed
Special characteristic: easy to propagate