-About Echeveria 'Dark Ice'-
Echeveria 'Dark Ice' is a succulent with a rosette-shaped form, belonging to the genus Echeveria in the family Crassulaceae. The leaves of 'Dark Ice' are spoon-shaped. When stressed, the greyish-blue foliage can turn deep purple and reddish, which is charming.
-How to care for Echeveria 'Dark Ice'-
Sun/Location: Like most Echeveria succulents, Echeveria 'Dark Ice' is easy to care for. It requires indirect bright sunlight to preserve its color and shape, which means it can be planted outside to receive full sunlight in the spring and fall. For indoor growing, locating it near a bright window to get at least 6-hour sunlight is essential. Echeveria 'Dark Ice' requires shade to avoid sunburn in summer. And frost protection is required during the winter. The stem would grow leggy while lack of sunlight. And this is irreversible.
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Soil: You can mix cactus soil with perlite, pumice, or grit rocks to provide optimum succulent soil for Echeveria Dark Ice. Or you can try our professional formula succulent soil that is popular among succulent lovers.
Watering: Similar to other Echeveria succulents, 'Dark Ice' does not require frequent watering. Another interesting watering method is to protect the farina on the leaves, soak the planter in water and let the potting soil "drink" water through the bottom hole. Or you can use a squeeze bottle or long-neck water can to deep water the soil( not water the leaves) till the water leak out from the drainage hole.
Primary color: blue/ blue-Green
Secondary color: red/purple
Bloom color: yellow
Cold hardiness: Zone 10a-11b (from 30F to 50F)
Product format: rooted in 4" pot
Suitability: balcony, window, garden
Propagation: leaf, seed
Special characteristic: easy to propagate, pet safe