Plant Care Lipstick Echeveria

Lipstick Echeveria

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

About Lipstick Echeveria

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 agavoides
Echeveria
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Molded Wax Agave, Echeveria 'Taurus', molded wax, Robin, Moon Stone, Moonstone and Echeveria Miranda

How to care for Lipstick Echeveria

💦 Water

How often to water your Lipstick Echeveria

Water needs for Lipstick Echeveria
0.5 cups
every 12

Lipstick Echeveria 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 Lipstick Echeveria

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lipstick Echeveria in your home

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

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

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

Lipstick Echeveria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lipstick Echeveria

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lipstick Echeveria 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!

Common Lipstick Echeveria Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lipstick Echeveria 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.

Lipstick Echeveria Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lipstick Echeveria 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 🏡.

Lipstick Echeveria Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lipstick Echeveria 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.

Lipstick Echeveria Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Lipstick Echeveria 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.


🪴 Soil

Lipstick Echeveria 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!

Best Soil Mix for Lipstick Echeveria →

When and How to Successfully Repot Lipstick Echeveria →


💩 Fertilizer

Lipstick Echeveria 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Lipstick Echeveria →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Lipstick Echeveria 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

Lipstick Echeveria is native to Central and northern South America.


🌸 Flowers

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

Lipstick Echeveria Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Lipstick Echeveria →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lipstick Echeveria can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Lipstick Echeveria 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.

How to Propagate Lipstick Echeveria →


🧐 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 Lipstick Echeveria. 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 Lipstick Echeveria

Lipstick Echeveria

Lipstick Echeveria


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

Lipstick Echeveria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 211
Lipstick Echeveria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 90
Lipstick Echeveria has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 71
Lipstick Echeveria has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 48
Lipstick Echeveria has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 32
Lipstick Echeveria has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 21
Lipstick Echeveria has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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leaf-1 29 Plants
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globe Henderson, NV
03/29/2022

Beautiful tiny plant

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Bayonne, NJ
02/27/2022

I love them . I think their so pretty

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leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Crowborough, England
02/24/2022

Never had a problem with this succulent, rarely water it and yet it’s thriving.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@papillonplants avatar
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 317 XP
02/19/2022

So beautiful and easy to take care of. But be aware, it does have A LOT of hiding spots for little bugs to lay eggs or infest.

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leaf-1 19 Plants
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globe Medford, MA
02/16/2022

Cute little guy looks good in a bulbasaur pot

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leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Pasadena, TX
01/19/2022

Plant seems resilient but very delicate

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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Calgary, Alberta
01/11/2022

Super cute little guy. Doesn’t need much attention. Loves direct sunlight.

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leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

This is another one of my succulents, just place it by a window and water every 3 weeks give or take

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leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Woodbury, MN
01/02/2022

This plant is pretty nice, it’s just not a very fast grower.

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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 85 XP
12/17/2021

Seems to grow rather slowly and the leaves will dry up and turn brown if you don’t water correctly. Must clean off dust regularly but be careful as the delicate leaves break off easily.

Browns easily Browns easily
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12/17/2021

Don’t get the leaves wet when watering always try to water at the base or around the plant

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leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Greenwood, IN
11/19/2021

This plant has grown much faster than I expected. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, it’s been a surprise because I don’t pay much attention to it.

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Metairie, LA
11/17/2021

Pretty

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leaf-1 50 Plants
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globe Ilminster, England
11/02/2021

Easy to care for no trouble

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leaf-1 39 Plants
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globe Manila, Metro Manila
10/14/2021

Quite temperamental. Wants to be left alone but doesn’t!

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leaf-1 12 Plants
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globe Parma, OH
10/06/2021

I have ADHD and legitimately forgot I bought this until I found it one day. The other two succulents bought with this one were very dead, this one was alive and is somehow still thriving many months later. I’m pretty sure it could survive anything.

Survivor Survivor
@axc avatar
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 119 XP
10/04/2021

So cute!! Doesn’t need a lot of water or sunlight since it’s a succulent.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Morgs avatar
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leaf-1 19 Plants
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globe Chicago, IL
09/23/2021

Very easy to take care of! It will grow so fast with little care. Highly suggest for your first plant or something to learn on!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Julia avatar
@Julia
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 131 XP
09/22/2021

It looks sad

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