Plant Care Echeveria colorata

Echeveria colorata

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About Echeveria colorata

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 colorata

Also known as

Echeveria lindsayana and Mexican Giant

How to care for Echeveria colorata


How often to water your Echeveria colorata

Water needs for Echeveria colorata
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria colorata 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 colorata

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Echeveria colorata in your home

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

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

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

Echeveria colorata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Echeveria colorata

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

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Care Summary for Echeveria colorata

Echeveria colorata

Echeveria colorata

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

Echeveria colorata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Echeveria colorata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Echeveria colorata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Keyshaj avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
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My favorite nice color nice shape survivor doesn’t require a lot

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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 145 XP
globe Orlando, FL

My first plant and she’s doing amazing. I’ve had her for two years and she just gets bigger and more beautiful:)

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Blooms easily Blooms easily

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