Plant Care Firecracker Plant

Firecracker Plant

4.6 out of 5 (22 experiences)

Firecracker Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Firecracker Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mexican Firecracker


Echeveria setosa

How to care for Firecracker Plant


How often to water your Firecracker Plant

Water needs for Firecracker Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Firecracker Plant 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 Firecracker Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Firecracker Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Firecracker Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Firecracker Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Firecracker Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Firecracker Plant

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

Care Summary for Firecracker Plant

Firecracker Plant

Firecracker Plant

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

Firecracker Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Firecracker Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Firecracker Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Firecracker Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Firecracker Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Firecracker Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Birmingham, England

Looks a bit sad, possibly could be size of pot or soil type but ended up strong.

Survivor Survivor
Lucyisfit avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 182 XP
globe Norwich, England

doesn’t need a lot of water, had it at least a year now and still looks good

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Massivecock avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 91 XP

so fuzzy. such a soft little guy. a warm friend

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Sunflower_sam avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,782 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario

Mine is resilient. I accidentally dropped him on the floor and then my kid ripped him apart and he’s fine now. He’s so cute too.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Charza avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 407 XP

i LOVE!! so cuteeeee the flowers are gorgeous!! :D

Lunamay avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Carson City, Nevada

Grows fast, easy maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Michellesoasis avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 214 XP

My first batch of succulents and so far so good. Love the way they look and easy growing. Fun watching them grow. I highly recommend 👍🏾

Survivor Survivor

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