Caring For Echeveria Vanilla Vis
1) Light: Light is where many succulent gardeners fall short of the needs of their plants. It is critical that you place your echeveria in a window where it will receive a minimum of six hours of sunlight per day. Without extended, direct light, your plant will begin to stretch and lose its attractive, compact form. A painted lady echeveria should continue to receive bright light even during its winter rest period.
2) Water and Humidity: Too much water is the most frequent cause of succulent failure and watering requires care. Your watering regime should vary with the time of year. Typically, in the low-light conditions of winter (October through February), water only as often as is necessary to prevent the leaves of your echeveria from puckering (once a month or so). Your plant is not in active growth at this time and prefers extended dry conditions.
3) Temperature: Succulents are happy with the temperature conditions achievable in New York area households. Daytime temperatures of 60 to 75° F
4) Soil: The soil and pot you choose for your succulent plays an important role in its health. Moisture trapped around the negligible root systems of these plants can lead to sudden death. The ideal soil should resemble the loose, free-draining mixture of a succulent’s native habitat. Equal parts potting soil, peat and sand are generally best.