Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: stem cuttings
Flower Type: Yellow, Yellow-Orange
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Fungal diseases, pests
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Basc Care for Echidnopsis Scutellata
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 "Echidnopsis Scutellata"
When giving Echidnopsis Scutellata 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 %temperature_label%.
In order to protect Echidnopsis Scutellata 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.
Echidnopsis Scutellata 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 Echidnopsis Scutellata by stem cuttings is a simple process that requires very few supplies. Start by selecting healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Echidnopsis Scutellata is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, it is important to be aware that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation. It is advised that you keep the plants away from small children or pets, as they may unknowingly ingest them and suffer ill effects.
Pests and Diseases
Echidnopsis Scutellata 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.