Echeveria laui Profile

Written by Iris

Nov 03 2021

Echeveria laui Profile
Echeveria Laui is truly one of the most beautiful and outstanding Echeveria species on the planet, and a true necessity for any avid succulent grower. Echeveria Laui is native to southern Mexico, near the city of Oaxaca. Echeveria Laui thrives on small amounts of water, while clinging to rough rocky outcrops and surrounded by other drought-tolerant succulents such as agave and yucca. These delightful powdery Echeverias grow very slowly. With careful watering and plenty of light and air flow, especially in winter, they will thrive. Echeveria Laui looks better and better with age.

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Echeveria laui Info

Common Name La roseta
Botanical name Echeveria laui
Family Crassulaceae
Life Cycle Perennial
Foliage Evergreen
Basic Colour pink – orange
Height 10 -15 cm
Habitat mountain slopes

Ecological Habits of Echeveria laui

Echeveria laui is a glabrous plant. One of the most prominent characteristics is completely smooth and markedly pruinose. The Echeveria laui has Epicuticular wax which is the reason of the greenish-gray coloration of the leaves. With this substance’s protection, the leaves if exposed directly to sunlight, they can suffer from burns. The Echeveria laui stem forms the shape of a dense rosette up to 30 cm in diameter. The Echeveria laui leaves are obovate, rounded with obtuse edges, fat and rounded. Its length is 5 to 8 cm long, width is 3 to 4.5 cm. Echeveria laui can live together in a cluster or on her own. The fleshy leaves of echeveria laui can exhibit different types of pigmentation, red, purple, and pink. The inflorescence of Echeveria laui has 9 to 17 flowers. Echeveria Laui is a very slow-growing plant with a particular preference for blue-off-white and peachy leaves. Echeveria Laui's rose-colored flowers may take a few years to grow to about 15 centimeters. The pyramidal corolla of the flowers varies from 13 to 16 mm in length and from 7 to 8 mm in diameter at the base.
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Echeveria laui Distribution Area

Echeveria laui is a slow-growing perennial succulent plant native to the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Echeveria laui is a popular decorative plant due it its distinctive pink color.

How to Grow and Care for Echeveria laui

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.
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.
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.
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Uses of Echeveria laui

The best use of Echeveria laui is in rock gardens and or grown individually in pots. Echeveria laui looks excellent as ground covers, in containers and patio, and for borders and beds.

Varieties of Echeveria laui

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 Common Pests/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.

Echeveria laui Companion Plants

Echeveria laui works well with Kalanchoe, Graptoveria, Haworthia, pachyphytum oviferum, and Aeonium plants.

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