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