Plant Care Echeveria Elegans
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Echeveria Elegans

4.5 out of 5 (428 experiences)

Echeveria Elegans has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Echeveria Elegans has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Pearl Echeveria, Pearl Echeveria, Hens and Chicks, White Mexican Rose, Succulent, Mexican Snowball, mexican snow ball, mexian gem/mexian snowball and echeveria

Taxonomy

Echeveria elegans
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Echeveria Elegans

Water

How often to water your Echeveria Elegans

Water needs for Echeveria Elegans
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria Elegans 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 Elegans

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Pearl Echeveria in your home

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

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

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

Echeveria Elegans does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria Elegans

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

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Care Summary for Echeveria Elegans

Echeveria Elegans

Echeveria Elegans


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 Elegans has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 264
Echeveria Elegans has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 130
Echeveria Elegans has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 113
Echeveria Elegans has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 87
Echeveria Elegans has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 65
Echeveria Elegans has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 47
Echeveria Elegans has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 41
Echeveria Elegans has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Mintybobcat avatar
@Mintybobcat
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 469 XP
10/20/2021

Such beautiful leaves and so many colours

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cass avatar
@Cass
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Cold Lake, Alberta
10/17/2021

If you drop it, don't worry it can regrow its roots.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Tamara avatar
@Tamara
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 357 XP
globe Hartford, Connecticut
10/08/2021

I love the colors .. don’t need that much water

Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Hoogabooga
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Saint John, New Brunswick
10/07/2021

Plant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
_gnomad avatar
@_gnomad
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 222 XP
10/06/2021

Remington came from a grocery store, so of course better light conditions and plant food would make him bussin’. He’s grown about 3 inches from original base to curving stalk + 8 new leaves after 3 months. Be gentle in removing dead leaves, use a tweezer and nip it at the base of the stalk. This helps in continued growth to rest of the plant. I also use a dropper when watering day happens. 3-4 full pipette drops at the most. One through rinse once a month(slowly run water from surface till dripping through bottom). Plant food once a month to keep the growth spirts going.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Madalynst avatar
@Madalynst
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 122 XP
globe Boston, Massachusetts
10/06/2021

You need to rotate it!! They only brown easily if you don’t rotate it regularly. I’ve never had bugs attracted to it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Abbalabbadingdong
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 141 XP
10/06/2021

I got mine from Walmart for 2 dollars and she’s really grown since I got her. They’re pretty easy to take care of in my little bit of experience

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
E_k. avatar
@E_k.
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 157 XP
10/01/2021

bit boring

Survivor Survivor
Alisha avatar
@Alisha
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 202 XP
globe Munno Para, South Australia
09/28/2021

This is a great plant to buy someone that Is scared about killing a plant. Loves sun hardly needs to be watered. And look at it would be amazing in a funky pot. Bonus pet friendly 😊

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Jenifer avatar
@Jenifer
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Kent, Washington
09/23/2021

I love her gorgeous leave and iridescent color

Survivor Survivor
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@Katesplanties
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 75 XP
globe Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
09/22/2021

Had for about a week and watered as said. It still started browning

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Plantmama98
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
09/16/2021

He’s super easy to care for and doesn’t need a lot of attention or water to stay alive

Survivor Survivor
Positivpoppy avatar
@Positivpoppy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 68 XP
globe Stanton Harcourt, England
09/12/2021

Easy to keep but does brown easily

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Anna avatar
@Anna
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Melrose, Scotland
09/06/2021

Easy to keep

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blackshard1 avatar
@Blackshard1
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 163 XP
09/05/2021

Good plant ☺️

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Plantygal avatar
@Plantygal
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP
09/03/2021

Have troubles with the leaves as they are fragile but overall an excellent plant !!!

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Aa-ron avatar
@Aa-ron
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
09/02/2021

Make sure you have lots of sunlight but not too much water. Grows nicely and makes lots of baby plants.

Survivor Survivor
Chloe avatar
@Chloe
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Luton, England
08/31/2021

Super cute and hard to kill

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@Maytheplantsbewithyou
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 150 XP
globe Lake City, Florida
08/30/2021

When I got it from Lowe’s I didn’t expect it to make it and was ready to do the walk of shame back in(it was the only red tipped and rather then watch it die I thought id try to save it) but within a few days and after trimming all the root rot off it was rooting and growing strong. Now two months in and it has just shot up in to a strong healthy little plant that I love to death.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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