-About Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll-
Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll belongs to the Echeveria genus in the Crassulacea family, and it is a stunning succulent plant. The leaves of it are oval-shaped, with a concave front and an arched back. They have sharp tips and the leaves on either side of the center are tightly pressed together. Normally, the leaves are greenish, but when they are thriving, the edges turn pink to purplish-red, and the surface may show some yellowish hues.
-How to care for Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll-
Sun: Similar to other Echeveria succulents, Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll requires an adequate amount of sunlight. Providing it with filterd sunlight during its growth phase will be beneficial for its flourishing. However, it is important to shelter it under shade cloth in scorching summer afternoons to maintain a safe environment.
Temperature: Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll thrives best in temperatures ranging from 59°F to 86°F. During winter, growth is temporarily halted when the temperature drops below 54°F, but it is safe to winter the plant in temperatures above 41°F. So put it indoors when the temperature is low. Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll, being a summer-type succulent, experiences its peak growth season during warm weather.
Soil: Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll need be planted in a soil with good drainage and good air- breathability. For smaller plants, it's recommended to use soil that contains 20-40% particles. As the plant grows larger, you can adjust the soil to contain 30-80% particles.
Water: During spring, summer, and autumn, it's recommended to water your plants in the twilight. However, due to the cooler temperature in winter, it's best to water at noon when the water temperature matches the normal indoor temperature. It's important to pour water slowly along the pot's side, being careful not to pour any water on the leaves or center. If you accidentally pour water on the center of the leaf, it can lead to stagnant water, which should be cleaned up promptly. You can use a paper towel or blow it off. If stagnant water is left unattended, it can act like a convex lens and concentrate light and energy, causing the leaves to burn when there’s direct sunlight. Pay attention to the method of "soak and dry" when watering.
Propagation: For Echeveria The Next Gardener Ice Doll, the leaf propagation method has a better chance of survival. To start, select fully grown leaves from the base of the plant and allow them to air dry in a well-ventilated space until the wound has healed, which typically takes a few days. Then, put the leaves on the soil surface in a container and wait for the roots to grow.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Pink, purple, red
Cold hardiness: USDA zones 9-12 (20°F-60°F)
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pot.
Suitability: balcony, window
Propagation: leaf, behead