-About Echeveria Colorata var. Brandtii-
E. Colorata var. Brandtii is a stunning succulent plant with compact rosettes covered in a waxy coating, turning reddish-orange from blue-gray when happily stressed. This succulent is a member of the Crassulaceae family and is native to Mexico. E. Colorata var. Brandtii grows slender stalks that emerge from the center of the rosette and bear clusters of bell-shaped, orange-pink flowers. The flowers are held above the foliage on long stems and contrast the blue-gray leaves. The gorgeous appearance and low maintenance make it an ideal collection for gardeners.
-How to care for Echeveria Colorata var. Brandtii-
Sun/Location: The maintenance for E. Colorata var. Brandtii can be referred to as E. Colorata for similar growth habits. E. Colorata var. Brandtii feels happy to thrive in the partial shade sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily in the growing seasons in spring and autumn to develop compact rosette and pinkish leaves. This cutie is prone to be over-leggy and slender without sufficient sunshine. The ideal temperature range for this succulent plant is between 65°F and 80°F, requiring a shade net in scorching summers to avoid being sunburnt and to wrap E. Colorata var. Brandtii in gardening fleece to protect their leaves from frost in winter.
Soil/Pot: E. Colorata var. Brandtii hates soggy potting soil and the planter pot with no drainage hole. The ideal soil is a mix of porous materials, such as coarse sand, perlite, and pumice, blended with a good quality cactus or succulent potting soil. These materials will improve soil aeration and drainage, preventing waterlogging and root rot. Repot when this cutie bursts out from the original planter pot for better growth. Trim the dry and dead leaves in the bottom to prevent fungal or bacterial diseases.
Watering: Water regularly in spring and autumn. Overwater would kill your plants or cause them to develop mold and rot. Water thoroughly when the bottom leaves are soft and wrinkled, or the upper layer of potting soil is bone dry, called the soak-and-dry method. The immersive watering method is also recommendable if placed in a ventilated and breathable location. Pay attention to shelter in the rainy seasons and avoid stagnant water resulting in rotten leaves.
Propagate: The most common is to propagate by dividing plants, which not only has a high survival rate but also facilitates the growth of succulents, which can be picked from the base of a healthy plant and planted into the soil separately after the wound has healed. Please note that E. Colorata var. Brandtii is a slow-growing plant and may take several months to establish roots and grow into a mature plant.
Primary color: Blue-Gray
Secondary color: Reddish-Orange
Cold hardiness: Zone 9a-11b(From 20F to 50F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Rock Garden, Container, Terrariums
Propagation: Leaf, Cutting, Beheading
Special characteristics: Easy to propagate, Low maintenance, Pet Safe