Sun: Filtered sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, offsets, seeds
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Yellow, pink
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Powdery mildew, pests
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Basc Care for Echeveria ‘Raindrops’
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
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 ‘Raindrops’"
When planting Echeveria ‘Raindrops’, keep in mind that they prefer indirect sunlight. This means that a bright spot out of the direct sun is ideal, and areas with some shade work best for them.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Echeveria ‘Raindrops’ 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 only need minimal space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Outdoors is also a nice idea to put your pot.
Echeveria ‘Raindrops’ 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 with leaves is a satisfying way to obtain new plants. Start by cutting some healthy leaves from the mother plant, then place them on top of potting mix and water regularly. In time you'll have vibrant succulents that you grew yourself!
Offsets are an easy and reliable way to propagate succulents, like Echeveria ‘Raindrops’. With just a few simple steps, you can get a brand-new plant from an existing one.
Echeveria ‘Raindrops’ can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
Echeveria ‘Raindrops’ 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 ‘Raindrops’ 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.