Plant Care Echeveria compressicaulis

Echeveria compressicaulis

About Echeveria compressicaulis

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 compressicaulis
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Echeveria compressicaulis

💦 Water

How often to water your Echeveria compressicaulis

Water needs for Echeveria compressicaulis
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Echeveria compressicaulis in your home

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

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

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

Echeveria compressicaulis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria compressicaulis

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Echeveria compressicaulis 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!

Benefits of Growing Echeveria compressicaulis →

Common Echeveria compressicaulis Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis Water Frequency →

Echeveria compressicaulis Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis Light Requirements →

Echeveria compressicaulis Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis →

When and How to Successfully Repot Echeveria compressicaulis →


💩 Fertilizer

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

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


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Echeveria compressicaulis 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 compressicaulis →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Echeveria compressicaulis can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 compressicaulis. 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 compressicaulis

Echeveria compressicaulis

Echeveria compressicaulis


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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