Written by Maggie
Sep 18 2021
Echeveria Setosa is a succulent plant of the genus Echeveria, which is native to Mexico.It is similar to The Echeveria Pulvinata, but with much thicker leaves and stems that grow more slowly than the pulvinata.Spring and autumn are peak seasons for its growth.Both leaf cutting and leaf cutting could be propagated, but the success rate of leaf cutting was not high.It likes enough sunshine, dry, good air circulation environment.In summer when temperature is too high, it will come into dormancy, bottom leaf withered off. Reduce watering, and appropriately shade it.
Echeveria Setosa rosette is without stem, old plant prone to clumps.The large rosette consists of more than 100 leaves.Leaves are 5 -- 7 cm long and 2 cm wide, narrow at base, ovate and thick, adaxially concave, abaxially rounded, apex slightly obtuse.Leaves are green, reddish brown tip, whole leaf covered with 0.3 cm long white hairs.Inflorescences 20-30 cm high, with many small, yellow-red flowers.The morphology of this species is similar to that of a commonly cultivated species of the same family, except that it does not have tall stems, thicker leaves, and red leaf margins.
Echeveria Setosa likes the environment with sufficient sunshine, dry and good air circulation.In summer when temperature is too high, it will come into dormancy, bottom leaf withered off. Reduce watering, and appropriately shade it.
Echeveria Setosa can be propagated by sowing, leaf insertion, plant separation and stem insertion. Stem insertion is the main method. Stem insertion was carried out in spring and autumn. Small buds were cut from the base, and dried in a shade for several days before cuttings were carried out.It is difficult to breed by leaf insertion.In addition, in summer, pay attention to ventilation and water saving. Cultivation is relatively simple. echeveria setosa likes enough light, and should not be at the top of the water, otherwise it is easy to cause by the leaf decay.Because of its fluff, it can be combined with other succulents with fluff, with amazing results.Under the condition of sufficient sunshine, the leaf color is brilliant!
Echeveria Setosa likes a warm and cold climate, which is afraid of the cold. The suitable temperature for growth is 18~28℃, and the safe wintering temperature should not be lower than 5℃.It enjoys plenty of sunlight, but shade from the sun in the summer and autumn heat to avoid sunburn.Echeveria Setosa has strong drought tolerance, prefer dry soil conditions, and basin soil should not be too wet. In summer high temperatures,we should pay attention to ventilation, and reduce watering;Control moisture during winter dormancy.Echeveria Setosa does not like too much fertilizer. During the growth period every half a month to a month topdressing thin liquid fertilizer.After the plants grow up, the base of the leaves will gradually aging, affecting the ornamental, and it should be pruned in the dormant period combined with the turning basin.