Echeveria Dondo

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-About Echeveria Dondo-

Echeveria 'Dondo' is renowned for its stunning appearance as a succulent plant with broad, flat, and fleshy green leaves with a tip that comes to a sharp point.The most prominent characteristic of the Echeveria 'Dondo' variety is that its leaf surface is hairy. As it grows and matures, it can reach a diameter of approximately 4 inches. The plant typically displays a predominantly matte green to dull green color, characterized by pointed leaf tips. The tips of the leaves often turn bright red after prolonged exposure to bright sunlight. Under suitable circumstances, they will flourish and emerge above the leaves on numerous stems originating from the heart of the cluster. During the flowering stage, 'Dondo' produces charming bell-shaped flowers in small, dark yellow to orange shades.

-How to care for Echeveria Dondo-

Sun/Temperature: Like most Echeverias, Echeveria Dondo requires full sun and partial shade to maintain color and shape. The best temperature for its growth is 41°F to 86°F. When the temperature is above 86°F, you should use a shade cloth to shade it or place it in a ventilated place where it can receive sufficient indirect sunlight. In winter, protection from frost is needed.

Bring the plant indoors to a location where it can receive sufficient sunlight, such as near a south-facing window. This will provide a warmer environment and protect it from freezing temperatures. If moving indoors is not an option, cover the plant with a frost cloth or blankets during cold nights. This extra layer of protection can help insulate the plant and prevent frost damage.

Soil/Watering: Echeveria Dondo is native to hot, arid parts of Mexico and will thrive in areas with little irrigation. So, it has low water requirements and dislikes being in saturated soil. To keep it healthy, providing a porous, well-draining cactus soil mix is crucial. The soak-and-dry method is the preferred watering technique. Water the plants thoroughly when the soil is completely dry, allowing excess water to drain away. Repotting should be done in the warm season to refresh the soil and allow for better growth. Click here to learn more information on why and how to repot succulents.

Propagation: The Echeveria Dondo can be successfully propagated from leaves. Gently twist off several leaves from the lower part of the stem. Let the leaves dry for 2-3 days until the cut ends the callus over. Prepare a dish with a thin layer of soil and place the dried leaves on top. Lightly water the leaves every few days, ensuring not to overwater. Soon, new growth will emerge from the base of the leaves, indicating they have rooted. At this point, you can carefully plant the new sprouts in individual pots for further growth.

-More information-

Primary color: green
Secondary color: grayish/bright red
Bloom color: yellow/pale orange
Cold hardiness: Zone 9b-11b (from 20°F to 50°F)
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pots
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: behead, leaf, seed
Special characteristic: pet safe


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

Fortunately, shipping is available to Alaska, Guam, and other U.S. Territories. However, due to numerous factors beyond our control, including customs checks and shipping delays, free shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico is not an option. And we can not provide the 14-day quality guarantee for orders going to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The buyer will assume all risk of damage when a delivery is delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Sorry. No International Shipping for now!!!


Customer Reviews

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Slightly hairy cutie pie

Layers and layers of leaves, tiny pink tips, slightly hairy cutie pie...I love it!!