How to care for your Echeveria Elegans


If you're not familiar with the wonderful world of succulent plants, the headline is they are super easy to love. Their easy care, sunny dispositions, and moderate growth habits make them perfect indoor plants and are ideal for beginners and less experienced plant owners.

The Echeveria succulent plant is just such a specimen, thriving on brief periods of neglect and low water and nutrients - Echeveria care is practically foolproof.

Echeveria succulent plant is slow-growing and usually get much bigger than 30 cm. Native to Texas and Central America, your new succulent prefers desert conditions, but will tolerate periods of moisture as it's allowed to dry out afterwards.

Grow Echeveria in an unglazed clay pot to allow water to evaporate or place in an ordinary pot in full sun and well drained soil.

The most important part of good Echeveria care is making sure you don't over water. Provide moderate amounts of water in very hot weather but make sure you let the soil dry out completely before you water again.

The Echeveria is pet-friendly so no need to worry about it making any friends!

This month we're gifting you your very own Echeveria Elegans, a gorgeous little succulent that'll withstand periods of neglect, low water and nutrients. Echeveria care is practically foolproof and is our September gift to our fantastic Lazy Flora subscribers.

We've included a care guide with everything you need to know about taking care of your new succulent.

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