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Echeveria laui: Echeveria Succulent Care 

Written by Iris

Aug 31 2021

Echeveria laui: Echeveria Succulent Care 
Echeveria Laui is one of the most attractive varieties of Echevarias, with very delicate waxy blue-white flowers on all the juicy leaves. The Echeveria Laui is beautifully symmetrical, whether or not it blooms.

How to Choose and Prepare a Planting Site

The Echeveria Laui succulents need strong light. When planting the Echeveria Laui succulent in your garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sunlight is best for Echeveria Laui. You can plant Echeveria Laui outdoors instead of indoors. Echeveria Laui likes warm weather. Echeveria Laui can survive in the 9A-11B zone at approximately -3.9°C (25°F). If you live in a cold area, it's best to grow Echeveria Laui indoors. Echeveria Laui grows happily as long as it gets plenty of sunlight.
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How to Grow Echeveria laui

With Echeveria laui, propagation is fun and easy-to-do. You can do Echeveria laui propagation in two ways through offsets division or through leaf cuttings.

Steps for Echeveria laui Propagation with Seeds

Echeveria laui succulent plant grows slowly, so even if it can be propagated by seed, this method is not recommended. To propagate Echeveria laui from seed, plant the seed in a well-drained soil mixture. In colder areas, indoor breeding is recommended.

Steps for Echeveria laui Propagation with Leaves

If you choose to propagate through Echeveria laui leaf cutting, separate a leaf from the main stem - shake it side to side until it falls off. Then, lay it flat on the soil in a bright area, but not directly in the sun. Within 2 to 3 weeks, you will notice the roots arise. This is when you should start watering, but be cautious, do not overwater. After about a month, you'll notice a little rosette at the end of the leaf. Over time, the old leaves die, the new Echeveria laui succulent is independent.
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How to Care for Echeveria laui

Light Care

Echeveria laui will thrive when they get the full sun. 4 to 5 hours of bright and direct light on a daily basis is necessary for Echeveria laui. It is better to choose a south window  or any other window that gets the most sunlight in your home or office. In the summer months, daily lightness and brightness is important, take Echeveria laui out on the porch or on the balcony is a great idea.

Soil Care

Choose a well-draining and porous soil that will prevent surplus moisture which can negatively affect the roots, when planting an Echeveria laui. The most convinient way is to buy standard cactus potting mix will suffice. Another way is to make your own soil-combine 3 parts of regular potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, and 1 part perlite.

Water Care

Water Echeveria laui is necessary. It is suitable to water the Echeveria laui plant during summer only when the soil is completely dry. The best method is give the Echeveria laui abundant water and let the water decant completely. In winter, the Echeveria laui plant doesn’t need much water. However, during the period from November to March, if you notice that the Echeveria laui plant needs it you can water it up to three times. Another thing should be cautious, don’t spill any water over the leaves when watering the Echeveria laui plant.

Temperature and Humidity Care

The best temperature for most Echeveria laui succulents is about 70 degrees F. When it's in a hot area, this Echeveria laui succulent will grow happy and healthy, but dry area. Echeveria laui can’t tolerate drafts and cooler temperatures, as well as excessive humidity which can cause them to rot. The average home temperature will be enough for an echeveria-but remember not to place Echeveria laui where it will be too humid for them,  in a bathroom,for example.

Fertilizer Care

Echeveria laui must be well drained and have moderate organic matter. As with all succulents, the substrate must be very drained. Echeveria laui has very low nutritional requirements. Additional contributions of fertilizer or energy are not harmed during plant months. Fertilizer must be applied every 3 or 4 months for Echeveria laui daily growth.

Repot Care

Most plants require repotting every now and then in order to stay happy and healthy. However, repotting can be stressful to Echeveria laui plants, so it's important to do it carefully and not too often.

Pests and Diseases

Mealybugs, mites, and thrips are a bit of a problem for Echeveria laui. If dead leaves aren't removed, Echeveria laui attracts other pests or results in fungus. However generally, Echeveria laui is free from pests as its leaves are heavily coated with powder, making it difficult for the pests to bite. For more check this article on Echeveria laui succulent pests and diseases.
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Varieties of Echeveria

Echeveria Elegans/ Mexican Snowball
This award-winning evergreen echeveria and has tight rosettes of pale-silver-green and spoon-shaped leaves.
Echeveria Lola
This otherworldly-like variety was created by hybridizer Dick Wright in the 80s. The rosebud shaped succulent has green leaves with shades of pink, lavender, and light blue with a thick layer of pearlescent farina.
Echeveria Laui
This is a slow-growing succulent that's a popular decorative plant thanks to its pink color. It's a variety that is a stunning addition to individual pots or rock gardens, borders, and beds.
Echeveria Agaviodes
This stemless succulent can grow up to 5 inches in height and has dense and solitary rosettes with triangular leaves. The leaves have an impressive apple-green color and reddish edges in bright sunlight.
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Echeveria laui FAQ

How fast do Echeveria laui grow?

Echeveria laui grows very slow. Echeveria laui reaches a height of about 6” inches, but this takes plenty of years.

How long does it take to grow Echeveria laui from seeds?

The germination process of Echeveria laui seeds usually starts in 4 days, while most of the seeds germinate in a couple of weeks. After most of the seeds have germinated, start opening the container gradually so that the seedlings can get used to the new conditions.

 How Long Does an Echeveria laui Flower Last?

The Echeveria laui flowers will flourish in sequence and will take many weeks to finish the cycle. The blooms will start to emerge from the end portion which is nearest to the plant. The flowers will stay for approximately two weeks giving you more time to enjoy them.