Plant Care Mexican Firecracker

Mexican Firecracker

4.6 out of 5 (25 experiences)

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

About Mexican Firecracker

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!


Echeveria setosa

How to care for Mexican Firecracker


How often to water your Mexican Firecracker

Water needs for Mexican Firecracker
0.5 cups
every 12

Mexican Firecracker 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 Mexican Firecracker

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Mexican Firecracker in your home

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

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

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

Mexican Firecracker does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mexican Firecracker

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

Difficulty Level

Mexican Firecracker 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 Mexican Firecracker

Mexican Firecracker

Mexican Firecracker

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

Mexican Firecracker has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 18
Mexican Firecracker has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Mexican Firecracker has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Mexican Firecracker has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Mexican Firecracker has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
@jessw1059 avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 1,162 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta

Such a cute, fuzzy lil guy. Doesn’t need too much attention. I’ve had him for a couple months and he’s grown so much!! Haven’t seen any flowers bloom yet though :(

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@francesca.sg0 avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 308 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 3 Plants
xp 395 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
@Sunflower_Sam avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 2,634 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 421 XP

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

@LunaMay avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe Carson City, NV

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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