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'

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 'Dark Moon'
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' Water Frequency →

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' Light Requirements →

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Echeveria 'Dark Moon' →


💩 Fertilizer

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' 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 'Dark Moon' is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

Echeveria 'Dark Moon' produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


🧐 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.


Care Summary for Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon'

Echeveria 'Dark Moon'


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.

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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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Maplewood, MN
01/30/2022

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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globe Laredo, TX
07/03/2021

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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