-About Echeveria 'Prism'-
Echeveria' Prism' is a succulent plant from the Crassulaceae family, also known as the Echeveria genus. There is speculation that its parentage includes Echeveria 'Tippy' and Echeveria' Blue bird.' Echeveria' Prism' and Echeveria' Tippy' are so similar that many people have both varieties, but sometimes it's hard to distinguish between the two. Echeveria' Prism' is a medium-sized variety with rosette-shaped plants. Its leaves are ovate and slightly thick, with a slightly curved and raised back surface exhibiting distinct ridges. The leaf tips are sharply pointed, and the leaves are bluish-green, with a tendency to turn red at the tips. Echeveria' Prism' thrives with compact and tightly overlapping leaves, which are plump and inwardly curved, often turning red at the leaf tips and outer edges. In late spring to early summer, it produces inflorescences in cymes with bell-shaped, orange-colored flowers.
-How to care for Echeveria' Prism'-
Sun/Temperature: During the spring and autumn growing seasons, provide ample light for Echeveria' Prism'. The plant will exhibit a more compact and plump shape with sufficient light, and the leaves will display a beautiful pink hue. Echeveria' Prism' thrives in moderate temperatures. It prefers temperatures between 65-75°F during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. Be cautious not to subject the plant to extreme heat or cold, which can result in undue strain and potential harm.
In the summer, protect 'Prism' from intense, direct sunlight, which can cause sunburn on its leaves. Provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day, especially in regions with scorching temperatures. Proper shading and ventilation will help the plant tolerate the summer heat and prevent water loss.
Watering/Soil: During the spring and autumn growing seasons, Echeveria' Prism' can be watered thoroughly, ensuring the potting soil can dry completely before watering again. Summer care for 'Prism' is not challenging but requires attention to certain aspects. Provide proper shading and ventilation during hot summer days, and be mindful of water control. Avoid creating a humid environment and prevent water from accumulating in the leaf rosettes. For planting, choose a loose and breathable media, such as a mixture of peat or coconut peat and granular soil in a ratio of approximately 55%, to ensure optimal growing conditions.
Propagation: Echeveria 'Prism' has a tendency to produce offsets (also known as "pups" or "babies") around its base. These offsets can be used for propagation, allowing you to create new plants from the parent plant.
To propagate Echeveria 'Prism' using offsets:
1. Wait for the offsets to grow to a reasonable size. They should have their own set of roots and a few leaves.
2. Carefully detach the offsets from the parent plant using your fingertips. Be careful not to damage the roots or the parent plant.
3. Allow the offsets to callus for a day or two in a shaded and dry area. This step helps prevent rot when they are planted.
4. Plant the offsets in well-draining soil. You can use a succulent or cactus-specific potting mix or create your own using a mixture of potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand.
5. Water the newly planted offsets sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. As with adult plants, overwatering should be avoided.
6. Place the newly propagated offsets in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight initially, as they may be sensitive to intense light.
Primary color: green
Secondary color: pink
Cold hardiness: zone 9b-11b (from 25F to 50F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: leaf, offset
Special characteristic: easy to propagate