Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, offsets, stem cuttings
Flower: In the Spring
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Echeveria setosa
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring, fall, and 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 "Mexican Firecracker"
Echeveria setosa does best when placed in an area that receives full sun to partial shade throughout the day. This variety of succulents can tolerate direct sunlight for short periods, but if the temperatures get too high or the light is too intense it may be beneficial to find a shadier spot.
In order to protect Echeveria setosa from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
Echeveria setosa 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 from leaves is an easy and cost-effective way to grow new plants. All you need are a few healthy leaves from the mother plant, some potting mix, and regular watering. After a few weeks you'll have brand new succulents that you can watch grow!
Propagating with offsets is a great way to get more plants from the same mother plant. All you have to do is cut away an offset and pot it in soil, and soon enough you’ll have a brand-new Echeveria setosa!
One of the easiest and most popular ways to propagate Echeveria setosa is by stem cuttings. This method involves cutting a stem from an existing succulent and planting it in soil to grow a new plant.
Echeveria setosa is not known to pose any significant health risks, as it is not considered to be toxic. However, it is best to keep the plant away from young children and pets, as they may ingest some of the parts of this plant that could contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation.
Pests and Diseases
Echeveria setosa can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- 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.