Plant Care Echeveria Elegans

Echeveria Elegans

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Echeveria Elegans has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Echeveria Elegans

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 elegans
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Pearl Echeveria, Pearl Echeveria, Hens and Chicks, White Mexican Rose, Mexican Gem, Mexican Snowball, Succulent, Lone Star, Echeveria 'Angel Kissed' and Echeveria Angel Kissed

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Echeveria Elegans 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 Pearl Echeveria →

Common Pearl Echeveria Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Echeveria Elegans 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.

Pearl Echeveria Water Frequency →

Pearl Echeveria Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria Elegans 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 🏡.

Pearl Echeveria Light Requirements →

Pearl Echeveria Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Echeveria Elegans 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 Elegans 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.

Pearl Echeveria Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Echeveria Elegans 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Pearl Echeveria →


💩 Fertilizer

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


🌸 Flowers

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


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Echeveria Elegans grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Pearl Echeveria →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Echeveria Elegans can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pearl Echeveria Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Echeveria Elegans can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 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 Elegans. 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 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 290
Echeveria Elegans has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 138
Echeveria Elegans has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 132
Echeveria Elegans has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 72
Echeveria Elegans has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 53
Echeveria Elegans has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 46
Echeveria Elegans has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
@GoodyTaraire avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe West Palm Beach, FL
04/06/2022

He is great indoors, in a freezing cold office. Have had him since Christmas Day. He’s absolutely adorable.

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leaf-1 119 Plants
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04/03/2022

super chill just give them lots of sun and a little water and just let it do it’s thing

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leaf-1 38 Plants
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globe Warwick, GA
03/28/2022

I am in love with this plant. It can take the cold and hot and sure does love her sun! I have her in a pot with another plant and they get along great. U water her and just let her go. Only have to water every 2 weeks or so. She can handle being very dry.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 65 Plants
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globe Powhatan, VA
02/23/2022

This is a low maintenance succulent. It loves a sunny window.

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globe Hanoi, Hà Nội
01/28/2022

Cool

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globe Peterborough, England
01/21/2022

the offspring echeveria are so cute <3

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Devon, England
01/20/2022

Beautiful and easy to look after.

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leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Witham, England
01/13/2022

This plant is one of the easiest to propagate, and to keep the plant looking even you can rotate it every couple days

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Natae
leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Adamstown Heights, New South Wales
01/10/2022

Hard to take care of but still pretty

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 212 XP
12/30/2021

I got mine as a tiny baby from Walmart and it has doubled in size since I moved it to a slightly larger Bulbasaur planter. It is growing still and it is leaning out of the planter now. I love that it didn’t die when I transplanted it, my track record is bad.

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globe Tucson, AZ
12/28/2021

They are easy to take care of and I probably shouldn’t say this but I would go weeks with out watering and it would be fine!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@MeganO avatar
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leaf-1 41 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
12/27/2021

Succulent so just give it a lot of light and it will be happy.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@R_L15748 avatar
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leaf-1 79 Plants
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11/04/2021

Not too much water.

@El.oh.el avatar
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10/29/2021

Easy to take care of

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globe North Canton, OH
10/23/2021

This is my friends plant that I am taking care of right now ! It’s so pretty and I would like to try to propitiate it so I can have one as well !! 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is starting out with taking care of plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Dagiraffe avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Mississauga, Ontario
10/21/2021

It’s a good plant but for some reason browns really fast

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@MintyBobcat avatar
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leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 656 XP
10/20/2021

Such beautiful leaves and so many colours

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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globe Cold Lake, Alberta
10/17/2021

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

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 37 Plants
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globe Hartford, CT
10/08/2021

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

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