-About Echeveria Crystal Amber-
Echeveria Crystal Amber is a very beautiful and attractive succulent whose leaves are covered with a layer of white farina which can protect the leaves from sunburn and form a compact and plump rosette. When it thrives, the leaves will turn pink and light brown.
-How to care for Echeveria Crystal Amber-
Sun: To ensure optimal growth for your Echeveria Crystal Amber, it is vital to place it in a well-lit area that receives abundant, indirect sunlight for at least 4-6 hours each day. It is best to position the plant near a window facing south or west. If your location experiences intense sunlight, it is essential to provide some shade during the hottest periods to protect the leaves from sunburn.
Soil: To ensure the well-being of your Echeveria Crystal Amber, it is crucial to utilize soil that has excellent drainage. You have the option of acquiring a pre-made succulent or cactus soil mix, or you can create your own soil mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or pumice. This will effectively prevent water accumulation around the roots, thereby avoiding potential harm. Watering: Echeveria Crystal Amber, being a succulent plant, possesses excellent resilience to drought. It is essential to water the plant solely when the soil is entirely dry. Excessive watering can result in root rot. Ensure thorough saturation of the soil during watering and permit any surplus water to drain away from the base of the pot. Discarding any remaining water in the saucer will prevent the roots from being submerged in standing water. In winter, water sparingly when the soil is completely dry. Consider bottom watering and avoid overhead watering to prevent moisture-related issues like root rot and fungal diseases.
Temperature: Echeveria Crystal Amber thrives in temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. Protect the plant from extreme temperature fluctuations, particularly frost during winter, which can damage the leaves. In spring and summer, maintain average room temperatures, providing shade if it gets too hot. During fall, slightly cooler conditions are preferred. In winter, keep temperatures above 50°F (10°C) and shield the plant from cold drafts. Monitor the temperature and adjust accordingly to ensure the plant's well-being throughout the year.
Propagation: To propagate Echeveria Crystal Amber through stem cuttings, follow these steps:
- Select a healthy stem and make a clean cut below a leaf node.
- Let the cutting dry and form a callus for a few days.
- Prepare well-draining soil and bury the cut end of the stem.
- Mist the soil lightly and place the cutting in bright, indirect sunlight.
- Maintain moisture by occasionally misting the cutting.
- Over time, roots will develop from the buried node, and new growth will appear.
- Once the new plantlet has established roots and is thriving, transplant it into its own container.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Pink, light brown, red
Cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-11 (20°F-40°F)
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pot.
Suitability: balcony, window
Propagation: leaf, behead, stem cutting