Plant Care Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

About Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

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!

Taxonomy

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

💦 Water

How often to water your Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Water needs for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' 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 Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Echeveria 'Arctic Ice': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice': 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 Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' →

Common Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Water Frequency →

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Light Requirements →

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' →


💩 Fertilizer

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice' can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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