Caring For Echeveria Agavoides ‘Red Edge’
1) Light: Echeveria prefer full sun to part shade. Most Echeveria however, require protection from the midday and hot afternoon sun
2) Soil: Echeveria require a fast draining soil.
3) Potting: Echeveria grow extremely well in containers. Always ensure that a free draining potting medium is used. We recommend a good quality potting mix with the addition of fine gravel and perlite to improve the drainage. Re-potting of plants is best done in spring, the beginning of the growing period.
4) Watering: An important tip regarding the watering of Echeveria is to water the soil around the rosette of the plant and not the rosette itself. Never let water remain in the rosette as this can lead to fungal problems which could cause the rosette to rot which will ultimately kill the plant
5) Temperature: Echeveria are frost sensitive plants and will not tolerate winter minimum temperatures of below 0 degrees Celsius. They will not survive heavy frost and should be brought indoors or provided with protection when temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius.
6) Fertiliser: Echeveria will benefit from applications of a balanced water-soluble fertiliser during spring and summer. Always use a very dilute solution of ¼ to ½ of the recommended dilution rate.