Plant Care Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Echeveria 'Dark Moon' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with only 31 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

How to care for Echeveria 'Dark Moon'


How often to water your Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Water needs for Echeveria 'Dark Moon'
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Echeveria 'Dark Moon' in your home

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

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

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

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Care Summary for Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

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 'Dark Moon' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Echeveria 'Dark Moon' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Echeveria 'Dark Moon' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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globe Maplewood, MN

My first plant and honestly it’s the best for a first time plant parent! I was looking for a succulent to get started on a new hobby because they are trendy and I heard they are easy to take care of. I came across this gorgeous dark moon and it looked like it desperately needed some tlc so I took it home. I got succulent soil and succulent food for it. I only had it for a few days and it already has a baby! I plan on watering it once a week. The more sunlight, the more vibrant the colors become! I say it’s a fast grower because it sheds its leaves and grows more leaves rather immediately. I thought succulents were slow growers! Highly recommend for anyone whether they are first time plant parents or proud plant addicts! The dark moon coloring of green purple and red is unique and gorgeous!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 2,450 XP
globe Laredo, TX

The black and green leaves are stunning, and I notice some red shimmer in sunlight! Firm leaves tell me it’s healthy, soft ones mean under or overwatered I guess! Whatever I’m doing, it seems to be right.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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