-About Echeveria Ice Swan-
Echeveria Ice Swan is an ornamental stunning succulent, belonging to the Echeveria genus in the Crassulaceae family. The plump and lush ovate-shaped orange-red leaves with blood dapple form the compact rosette, adding appeal to this cutie. Another baby succulent Echeveria Conch is worth mentioning, which highly resembles Echeveria Ice Swan for its appearance and growing habits. However, the size of Echeveria Conch is relatively little than Echeveria Ice Swan. Echeveria Ice Swan is hardier than Echeveria Conch, which is not prone to pest infection. The striking appearance and tenacious vitality make it an ideal addition to those succulent collectors.
-How to care for Echeveria Ice Swan-
Sun/Location: Echeveria Ice Swan prefers bright and scattered sunlight, but Echeverria Ice Swan can also tolerate some direct sun exposure in cooler temperatures. These cuties' leaves would turn orange-reddish when exposed for about 4-6 hours per day in the growing seasons in spring and autumn. However, protect this plant from intense and scorching sunlight during summer as temperatures above 90°F (32°C) can cause sunburn and damage the leaves. Move the succulent plant to a cooler, shaded area or provide a sheer curtain or shade cloth to avoid sunburn. Supply a gardening blanket in freezing winter when temperatures are down to 50°F (10°C)
Soil/Pot: Echeveria Ice Swan prefers well-draining potting soil, allowing excess moisture to evaporate from the roots. It is an ideal mix as blending 50% ventilated cactus or succulent soil with 50% perlite or coarse sand, making it dry out water smoothly and preventing root rot. Pick up a terracotta pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating and causing root rot. Repot when needed to upgrade the potting mix to improve the ventilation for better growth.
Watering: Echeveria Ice Swan has moderate water requirements, requiring water this cutie only when the potting soil is bone dry. Avoid overwatering, which leads to root rot and other fungal diseases. Regularly water once or twice a week in the growing seasons in spring and autumn, depending on the humidity and the amount of sunlight it receives. However, during the scorching summer and dormancy winter months,
sparingly water once every two to three weeks to prevent fungal or bacterial diseases.
Propagate: Echeveria Ice Swan can be propagated easily from stem cuttings. Dry the healthy stem for a few days, and then plant the stem cutting in a well-draining potting soil mix and water lightly. Place the cutting in a bright, shaded location, and acclimating the sunshine until it has established roots is crucial. Transplant the cutting into a slightly larger planter pot to maintain it as a mature succulent plant when generating roots and new growth.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Orange-Reddish
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