Plant Care Echeveria Secunda

Echeveria Secunda

4.4 out of 5 (33 experiences)

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

About Echeveria Secunda

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 secunda
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Blue Echeveria, Blue Echeveria, Old Hens and Chicks, Glaucous Echeveria, Echeveria pumila and Echeveria glauca

How to care for Echeveria Secunda

Water

How often to water your Echeveria Secunda

Water needs for Echeveria Secunda
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria Secunda 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 Secunda

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Echeveria in your home

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

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

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

Echeveria Secunda does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria Secunda

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Echeveria Secunda 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!


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Care Summary for Echeveria Secunda

Echeveria Secunda

Echeveria Secunda


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 Secunda has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Echeveria Secunda has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Echeveria Secunda has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Echeveria Secunda has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Echeveria Secunda has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Echeveria Secunda has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Echeveria Secunda has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Claire avatar
@Claire
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe West Dundee, IL
11/28/2021

It’s a little hard to grow larger but very easy for a first plant.

Survivor Survivor
Earthling.olive avatar
@Earthling.olive
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 602 XP
10/05/2021

I like how echeverias look, but they are the most fussy plants I swear. Water too much? Dead. Water too little? Dead. Not enough light? Dead. Too much light? Dead. This one I’ve managed to keep alive for 2 years now, not sure how. It’s nice to look at though :)

Browns easily Browns easily
Heylen avatar
@Heylen
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 204 XP
globe Miami, FL
09/23/2021

I was gifted this plant when it was on the brink of death so maybe that’s why it’s given me problems ever since but after repotting him, his leaves started to grow and turn green again from originally being yellow and falling off.

Survivor Survivor
Hootie hoot avatar
@Hootie hoot
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 531 XP
globe Westerville, OH
09/18/2021

Deceivingly tough plant to care for. Very high sun requirements - needs FULL sun. I live in Ohio where it is always overcast and I have had to add grow lights to supplement the lack of sun. Also do not try to fertilize if you don’t have an abundance of sun. I made that mistake and almost killed my babies. They are being rehabbed now.

Succulentemie avatar
@Succulentemie
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 144 XP
07/20/2021

First time propagating and it was so easy!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Jqkcy avatar
@Jqkcy
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 23 XP
07/15/2021

really really easy to take care of! ive had it for years and its one of my only plants! i typically water 1/4-1/3 cup of water every other week!! <3

Milesfinch avatar
@Milesfinch
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 1,032 XP
globe Philomath, OR
05/26/2021

I kept it in a green house for about a year and completely forgot about it. It grew a lot so if you ignore it, it will thrive

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Koen avatar
@Koen
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Palmyra, PA
05/24/2021

i have to dogs and they haven’t bugged this plant once! This plant has also survived for a while on its own in my house without water (i forgot i had the plant D:) so it’s highly recommended

Survivor Survivor
Sunflower_sam avatar
@Sunflower_sam
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,545 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
05/15/2021

I love this plant, I have no idea what it is because there are pictures of it in every single category but it’s fine.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jwimm avatar
@Jwimm
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 255 XP
05/05/2021

Has a real mold gnat issue and leaves keep falling off, very fragile for a succulent

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Laurenashley avatar
@Laurenashley
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,427 XP
globe Apopka, FL
05/01/2021

So hard to figure out a good watering schedule at first, i lost a lot of leaves to overwatering, but once you do it’s fairly an easy plant.

Browns easily Browns easily
Eden avatar
@Eden
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 201 XP
globe Barrington, IL
03/26/2021

These plants are super easy to take care of, and are almost impossible to kill! They can survive bright light or low light, and they only need to be watered every 2 months. 10/10 recommend for a beginner plant owner, or somebody who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands to take care of plants, as this plant needs very little attention.

Survivor Survivor

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