Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, offsets, seeds
Flower Type: Orange
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Fungal diseases, pests
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Basc Care for Echeveria melaco
Watering for Echeveria melaco is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Echeveria melaco"
When giving Echeveria melaco its ideal environment, remember to provide it with full sun to light shade. This means that it should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with no more than 5 hours of shade during the hottest portions of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Echeveria melaco from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Echeveria melaco also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating succulents by leaves is a great way to grow new plants from existing ones. Simply cut off a few healthy leaves from the mother plant and place them on top of a potting mix. Water the soil regularly, keeping it moist but not soggy, and soon you'll have brand new succulents!
Offsets are an easy and reliable way to propagate succulents, like Echeveria melaco. With just a few simple steps, you can get a brand-new plant from an existing one.
Growing Echeveria melaco from seeds is an easy and economical way to produce more plants. Identify a healthy seed by its plumpness, dark color and slightly sticky texture. Once the potting mix has been pre-mixed with well-draining soil, sow the seeds evenly and press lightly into the surface. To ensure germination, keep the container in bright but indirect light and mist the soil gently with a spray bottle.
Echeveria melaco is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, the plant may contain certain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin. Therefore, it is important to keep the plant away from children and pets for safety reasons.
Pests and Diseases
Echeveria melaco can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.