About Echeveria Choux Cream
Echeveria 'Cream Puff' is a unusual succulent type within the Echeveria genus. Echeveria 'Cream Puff' forms tight rosettes composed of fleshy succulent leaves with pink tips. The leaves are typically a pale cream or light pink color with a powdery or velvety texture. The front of the leaves is smooth while the back of the leaves protrudes a spine in the middle, making the blades look plump, distinctly different from Echeveria Bill Gates with inwardly depressed leaves. Over time, it can produce offsets (pups) around the base, which can be separated and propagated to create new plants or to maintain a compact arrangement.
How to care for Echeveria Choux Cream
Sun/Temperature: Echeveria Cream Puff thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. If growing outdoors, provide bright, indirect sunlight for your succulent plant, and protect it from intense, direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day. Indoors, place it near a sunny window that receives several hours of indirect sunlight each day, and consider rotating the plant occasionally to promote even growth. Echeveria 'Cream Puff' prefers moderate temperatures between 65F and 85F. Protect the plant from extreme cold or frost, as it is not highly cold tolerant.
Watering: Echeveria 'Cream Puff' prefers infrequent watering. Water your Echeveria 'Cream Puff' sparingly and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot. Always err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering. As a general guideline, water approximately once every 7-10 days during the growing season and reduce watering in winter when the plant is in its dormant phase. Click here to learn more about succulent dormancy.
Soil: Provide well-draining soil for your 'Cream Puff'. Use organic succulent potting soil with a mix of particle soil such as perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage. Good drainage can be beneficial to prevent waterlogged soil. It would be advisable to wait until the succulent has outgrown the size of its current container before repotting. In case you decide to repot, it's best to do so in spring, during which the plant is in its active growing period. Click here to learn how to repot succulents.
Primary color: gray-green, cream color
Secondary color: pink, orange
Bloom season: spring or summer
Cold hardiness: zone 9 to 11 (from 20F to 40F)
Product format: rooted in 2" pot
Suitability: garden, bright windowsill
Propagation: leaf cutting, beheading
Special characteristic: pet safe