About Echeveria' Rainbow'
Echeveria' Rainbow', also known as Echeveria' West Rainbow', is the variant of Echeveria' Perle Von Nürnberg'. With sharp tips, its inverted-oval foliage constitutes a compact rosette. The variable color of the succulent is regarded as its unique characteristic; it will turn pink from the plant's heart to the edge when the sunshine is fully provided, and the temperature rises. And Echeveria 'Rainbow' will feature purple and green to different extents if given the converse sunlight and heat condition. This change is a pathology for Echeveria' Perle Von Nürnberg', which makes the succulent lose chlorophyll, and unable to finish photosynthesis. The disease brings its susceptibility, leading to high standards of temperature, watering, and sunlight. But its rare appearing probability makes it a real collection for succulent fanatics.
How to care for Echeveria' Rainbow'
Sun/Location: As a soft succulent, Echeveria 'Rainbow' is not cold-resistant. On the contrary, it favors full to partial sunshine. Only with adequate sunlight and ideal temperature can it spare no effort to unfold its glamour. Though sunshine-oriented, the succulent is inappropriate to be solarized for a long time in summer. Shading is needed. So place it close to the window which can provide enough light.
Soil/Pot: Like many other Echeveria succulents, Echeveria' Rainbow' prefer a well-drainage succulent soil to thrive. So combining turf shavings and Coarse Perlite can build a paradise for the succulent. Soil with a faintly acidic condition can be better. Repotting work should be arranged in warm seasons. Click here to get the best soil recipe for succulents!
Watering: Echeveria succulents will express their dissatisfaction through rotting or wrinkling if they are too wet or too dry. You are supposed to water Echeveria 'Rainbow' regularly in its growing seasons but stop this frequent work in winter, especially when the temperature is below 41℉. Or your nourishment may be disturbed.
Propagation: For its scarcity, it mainly propagates by leafing propagation method. Because Echeveria 'Rainbow' is a variegated succulent, most of its seedlings will return to Echeveria' Perle Von Nürnberg,' and only a tiny proportion can stay remained. Click here to learn the extra tips for succulent propagation.
Primary color: purple and green
Secondary color: pink, purple, green, yellow
Bloom color: pink, red
Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to 11b (from 20 °F to 50 °F)
Product format: Rooted in 2" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Garden, Container
Special characteristics: Rare, Low maintenance, Pet safe