Echeveria Matador

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-About Echeveria Matador-

It's fascinating to learn about the Echeveria Matador, a succulent plant from the Crassulacea family and part of the Echeveria genus. This particular plant is a hybrid of Echeveria Colorata and Echeveria Longissima, which makes it quite unique. The olive hue of this plant's leaves is genuinely captivating. The vibrant red tips of the leaves, when it's thriving, are absolutely stunning. Furthermore, the enchanting rosette shape created by the positioning of the leaves catches the eye.

-How to care for Echeveria Matador-

Sun: Echeveria Matador, much like other Echeveria succulents, thrives in adequate sunlight. Its beauty will flourish with more exposure to sunlight. During hot summer months when the sun is intense, it's best to place it under shade cloth or on a windowsill with indirect sunlight to avoid any sun damage. In the winter, it's not recommended to keep it outside if the temperature drops below freezing.

Temperature: Echeveria succulents are best grown in temperatures between 65°F and 70°F, as temperatures below 50°F can cause damage to the plant. Even though they can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 9 and 10, it is recommended to keep them indoors during colder months and gradually acclimate them to outdoor conditions once the danger of frost has passed.

Watering: The Echeveria Matador doesn't appreciate excessive moisture and can handle dry conditions. It's best to water it deeply once the soil has dried out during its active growth season. During its dormant period in summer, it's best to reduce watering, while in winter, it's important to regulate watering. It's essential to avoid letting water accumulate in the plant's rosette as it may lead to rot or fungal infections that could ultimately cause the plant's demise.

Soil: For optimal growth of your Echeveria Matador, it is imperative to utilize an organic soil mix that is specifically designed to cater to their growth requirements. When dealing with smaller succulents, it is crucial to avoid incorporating excessive particle soil as it can hinder their growth. However, adding about 30% particles to enhance water permeability is acceptable. Conversely, for mature succulents, it is advisable to use a higher proportion of particles (about 70%-80%) to promote air permeability and avert root rot. This soil mix ensures appropriate drainage and prevents the accumulation of excess water.

Propagation: Propagating Echeveria Matador through leaves is possible due to their thick leaves. To do this, remove a mature and healthy leaf from the plant and let it dry out to form a callus in a well-ventilated area. Once calloused, plant the leaf at a diagonal angle in the soil, being careful to stabilize it and not bury it too deeply. Allow sufficient time for the leaf to take root. By the way, propagation of leaves has the greatest chance of success during the spring and autumn seasons, although it can also be done during the summer months. However, proper ventilation and cooling must be ensured during this time. It is important to note that leaf propagation is not recommended during the winter season as it can easily result in failure.

-More information-

Primary color: Olive, red, green
Secondary color: Green
Cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-10
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pot.
Suitability: balcony, window
Propagation: leaf, behead

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

Based on 5 reviews

This succulent exceeded my expectations. It’s such a beautiful plant and has been growing strong. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a low-maintenance addition to their collection.

Shyla Schlueter
Exceeds Expectations

The colors are so vibrant and it’s easy to care for.

Summer Lashley

I was hesitant to buy a plant online, but I’m glad I took the chance. It arrived in great condition and has been doing well. I love the colors and shape.

Elizabeth Roth
It is Gorgeous

This is a great addition to my succulent collection. It’s easy to care for and has been growing well. The colors are stunning and it adds a nice pop of color to my garden.

Patricia Williams
So happy with my purchase

I’m very satisfied with my purchase. It arrived healthy and has been growing well. The colors are beautiful and it’s easy to care for. I would definitely buy from this seller again.