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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) Profile

Written by Iris

Aug 27 2021

Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) Profile
Echeveria Nodulosa is a stunning Echeveria with deep wine markings on the edges and centers of olive green leaves. In summer, Echeveria nodulosa produces clusters of pale yellow and orange bell-shaped flowers on tall spikes. Echeveria Nodulosa can grow to 5 inches wide and 2 feet tall.

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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) Info

Scientific Name Echeveria nodulosa
Common Name Painted Echeveria
Hardiness Amber Zone
Light Aspect Part Shade, Full Sun, Full Sun Windowsill
Planting Location Pot, Wall, Rockery, Garden, Windowsill, Conservatory
Mature Size Small
Colour Red, Green
Growth Form Branching
 

Ecological Habits of Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

The foliage and shape of Echeveria nodulosa is what makes it so appealing. It has a red to burgundy primary color streaked within the leaves and around the margins. The rest of the foliage is a greenish color.  The shape of the Echeveria nodulosa leaves is uniquely longer than other Echeveria rosettes.  Also, the leaves aren't as plump.  It's almost like if Aeonium and Echeveria had a love child.  At full maturity, this Echeveria nodulosa plant can get up to 8 inches tall, and about 9 inches wide. Expect a large, colorful plant in the right conditions. In the spring and summer months, Echeveria nodulosa create an aggressively tall bloom. Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) is almost 1 foot tall. Echeveria nodulosa is not one of the more beautiful blooms, but the pink or yellow bell-shaped flowers it produces looks great.
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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) Distribution Area

Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) comes from a wide range within central Mexico (Oaxaca to Puebla) where it typically grows on dry limestone hills. The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DeCandolle) who was very impressed with Echeverría's drawings. Echeverría had accompanied the the Sessé and Mociño expedition (led by Martin de Sessé y Lacasta and Mariano Mociño Suárez de Figueroa) while exploring Mexico and northern Central America and had produced thousands of botanical illustrations. The genus Echeveria is a member of the large Crassula family (Crassulaceae), which has about 1,400 species in 33 genera with worldwide distribution. Echeveria, with approximately 180 species, are native to mid to higher elevations in the Americas with the main distribution in Mexico and central America but with one species found from as far north as southern Texas and several species occurring as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina.
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How to Grow and Care for Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

How to Grow Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

  • Propagate with Offsets
If you have followed the steps listed above then chances are you will have a healthy Echeveria nodulosa that has produced a ton of offsets around the base of the succulent.
So to get started you will want to twist and pull away one or more offsets and set them aside for a few days to callus over.
The stronger the root formation already is the better.
Now prepare a container with some quality soil and once your offset has callused you can plant the roots directly into the soil with the offset sitting on top.
From here just water your Echeveria nodulosa offset lightly or use a misting bottle whenever the soil has become dry and place the container in a spot where it gets plenty of indirect light.
After some weeks have passed, you will notice stronger roots have formed and you can ease into normal care.
  • Propagate with Cuttings
When propagating Echeveria nodulosa from stem cuttings, you first want to find a healthy stem to use.
Once you have chosen your stem you can take a sharp clean knife or quality garden shears to cut the stem away while keeping a few leaves towards the top of the stem and none towards the bottom.
Let the stem cutting dry and callus over for a few days.
Once the stem is dry you can plant the stem 2 inches into it's own high quality soil while making sure there are no leaves touching or under the soil.
Now place the container in indirect light and water lightly whenever the soil becomes dry.
Eventually roots will form under the soil and you can ease into normal care.
  • Propagate with Leaves
When propagating Painted Echeveria with leaves, you should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. Cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem. In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
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How to Care for Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

  • Light Care
Echeveria nodulosa thrives with a combination of full sun and partial shade. Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) needs a moderate amount of sunlight. It should get at least a few hours of sun during the early morning or early afternoon.
  • Soil Care
Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
  • Water Care
Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Painted Echeveria healthy.
Temperature and Humidity Care
Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) needs a temperature of around 65° to 72° degrees Fahrenheit. Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) likes humidity of approximately 50%.
  • Fertilizer Care
Echeveria plants are not heavy feeders and can easily be fertilized with a balanced diluted liquid fertilizer, applied every other week. The diluted liquid can be mixed in a container or directly into the soil at a rate of one teaspoon per quart of water. The most important thing to remember about fertilizing any succulent plant is that it should not be overfed. Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) should be watered after feeding, and this will help wash off any surplus that may have been applied.
  • Pruning Care
Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) requires regular pruning each year or two, as new growth is usually more attractive than old leaves. You don't want an Echeveria that looks "long legs." Trimming Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) means removing some of the oldest leaves and branches that may turn yellow or brown, Because newly added leaves and branches may be green. This process should also help prevent your Echeveria Nodulosa from becoming too top-heavy by cutting off older growth at the bottom of your Echeveria Nodulosa plants.
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Uses of Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

Landscape Uses: This is a beautiful option for a garden plant or as companion plants with other succulents or a houseplant due to its attractive appearance and ability to attract hummingbirds for a lively looking garden.

Varieties of Echeveria nodulosa

There are many popular Echeveria, both species, and hybrids. In nature, Echeveria succulents are native to Mexico, the United States, and South America. Some of the more beautiful Echeveria include the blue Echeveria (E. glauca and E. laui), firecracker plant (E. setosa), painted lady (E. derenbergii), and E. agavoides.
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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) Common Pests/Diseases

Echeveria nodulosa succulent plant is vulnerable to some pests and diseases, including:
Mealybugs
Spider Mites
Aphids
Fungus Gnats
Mealybugs are one of the biggest threats to this type of succulent plant as they can quickly infest plants by sucking out all their sap.
Spider Mites also pose a significant threat because they feed on Echeveria nodulosa's leaves. They also spread various viruses, such as Red Spider Mite Virus (RPMV), which will cause spots or patches to appear on your plant, turning them brown.
Aphids suck up nutrients from young shoots, causing them to be stunted in growth. They also transmit the lace bugs, which can cause deformation on your plant.
Fungus Gnats are another pest you will want to watch out for because they lay their eggs in moist soil, and then when they hatch, these larvae start feeding on roots of plants, causing them to wilt or die.
If any of those pests above has invaded your Echeveria nodulosa succulent plant, it is best to kill all egg masses, pupae, or even larva if possible using a strong jet stream from a water hose.You should also isolate infected plants away from other healthy ones and spray your plant down with insecticidal soap.