Plant Care Blue Echeveria

Blue Echeveria

4.4 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Blue Echeveria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Blue Echeveria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Blue Echeveria

There are hundreds of plants belonging to the Echeveria genus, each with its own unique colors and patterns.The wild species are native to Central America and were named after the botanical illustrator Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. They're super easy to grow as long as they get lots of sunlight. ☀️ They can be easily propagated by stem or leaf, making it easy to catch 'em all!


Echeveria secunda

Also known as

Old Hens and Chicks, Glaucous Echeveria, Echeveria pumila and Echeveria glauca

How to care for Blue Echeveria


How often to water your Blue Echeveria

Water needs for Blue Echeveria
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue Echeveria needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blue Echeveria

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Blue Echeveria in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Echeveria: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Echeveria love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Blue Echeveria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Echeveria in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue Echeveria

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Echeveria: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Echeveria after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Blue Echeveria is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Blue Echeveria

Blue Echeveria

Blue Echeveria

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Blue Echeveria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Blue Echeveria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Blue Echeveria has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Blue Echeveria has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Blue Echeveria has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Blue Echeveria has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Blue Echeveria has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Claire avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe West Dundee, IL

It’s a little hard to grow larger but very easy for a first plant.

Survivor Survivor
@Earthling.olive avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 602 XP

I like how echeverias look, but they are the most fussy plants I swear. Water too much? Dead. Water too little? Dead. Not enough light? Dead. Too much light? Dead. This one I’ve managed to keep alive for 2 years now, not sure how. It’s nice to look at though :)

Browns easily Browns easily
@heylen avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 204 XP
globe Miami, FL

I was gifted this plant when it was on the brink of death so maybe that’s why it’s given me problems ever since but after repotting him, his leaves started to grow and turn green again from originally being yellow and falling off.

Survivor Survivor
Hootie hoot avatar
@Hootie hoot
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 531 XP
globe Westerville, OH

Deceivingly tough plant to care for. Very high sun requirements - needs FULL sun. I live in Ohio where it is always overcast and I have had to add grow lights to supplement the lack of sun. Also do not try to fertilize if you don’t have an abundance of sun. I made that mistake and almost killed my babies. They are being rehabbed now.

@Succulentemie avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 144 XP

First time propagating and it was so easy!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@jqkcy avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 23 XP

really really easy to take care of! ive had it for years and its one of my only plants! i typically water 1/4-1/3 cup of water every other week!! <3

@milesfinch avatar
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 1,032 XP
globe Philomath, OR

I kept it in a green house for about a year and completely forgot about it. It grew a lot so if you ignore it, it will thrive

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Koen avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Palmyra, PA

i have to dogs and they haven’t bugged this plant once! This plant has also survived for a while on its own in my house without water (i forgot i had the plant D:) so it’s highly recommended

Survivor Survivor
@Sunflower_Sam avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 2,634 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario

I love this plant, I have no idea what it is because there are pictures of it in every single category but it’s fine.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Jwimm avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 304 XP

Has a real mold gnat issue and leaves keep falling off, very fragile for a succulent

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
@laurenashley avatar
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 1,970 XP
globe Apopka, FL

So hard to figure out a good watering schedule at first, i lost a lot of leaves to overwatering, but once you do it’s fairly an easy plant.

Browns easily Browns easily
Eden avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 219 XP
globe Barrington, IL

These plants are super easy to take care of, and are almost impossible to kill! They can survive bright light or low light, and they only need to be watered every 2 months. 10/10 recommend for a beginner plant owner, or somebody who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands to take care of plants, as this plant needs very little attention.

Survivor Survivor

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