How to Grow and Care for Echeveria Peacockii

Written by Maggie

Nov 03 2021

How to Grow and Care for Echeveria Peacockii

Succulent Echeveria peacockii Desmetiana can generally grow to a diameter of about 10 ~ 15cm, and the maximum can be maintained to a diameter of more than 20cm. The Echeveria peacockii Desmetiana can grow normally and grow to a suitable size when the Echeveria needs to provide a warm environment of 15 ~ 28℃ and ensure it receives sufficient sunlight and avoid direct glare.


Echeveria Peacockii Desmetiana
Peacock Echeveria - one of the best succulents for beginners

How Big Can Echeveria Peacockii Desmetiana Grow

Echeveria peacockii desmetiana is rosette succulent. Normally, after curing, the whole plant is 10 ~ 15cm in diameter, leaves are obovate, tips have small tips, and leaves are about 3 ~ 6cm long and 1.5 ~ 3cm wide.

However, due to the differences in the cultural environment and regional climate, the size of some individuals is relatively large. For the size of the succulent echeveria peacockii desmetiana can be raised, the largest cultured basketball is over 20cm in diameter, but it is rare, and the diameter is usually around 10-15cm.

Echeveria Peacockii Desmetiana

Echeveria Peacockii Desmetiana Care

Echeveria peacockii Desmetiana is a succulent of the Genus Echinacea of the Chloridaceae in Mexico. The echeveria peacockii desmetiana should be placed in a greenhouse for curing in winter to prevent the Echeveria from being frostbite.

At the same time, the Echeveria peacockii Desmetiana should be provided with sufficient light during curing, so that the echeveria desmetiana can receive enough astigmatism irradiation, and the leaf can be in a better appearance and grow better, and its shape can be kept in a normal growth range. But be careful not to receive direct light, it will be sunburned and poor growth.

Enough Light

Echeveria Peacockii loves light. It gets plenty of light. It needs shading in the summer. The longer the light is absorbed each day, the color of the leaves turns blue and the leaves even turn pink at the edges.

Appropriate Temperature

The suitable growth temperature of Echeveria Peacockii is between 18 ℃ and 28℃. The high temperature in summer requires cooling protection, and water can be sprayed in the air. The low temperature in winter requires that the temperature should not be lower than 0℃, and the low temperature will slow the growth of Echeveria Peacockii, so it needs heating protection.Winter temperature is too low can choose not to water.

Watering Control

Echeveria Peacockii requires a lot of water during the spring and autumn growing season. Watch the soil until it is completely dry and water it thoroughly each time, keeping the soil moist. The summer temperature is high, the evaporation is strong, you can water the frequency once a day, the winter temperature is low, you need to control the watering, to avoid frostbite.


Echeveria Peacockii to ensure ventilation, indoor maintenance to frequently open the window ventilation, can effectively prevent the breeding of pests and diseases. The temperature difference between day and night can be increased appropriately, and it can be preserved outdoors in spring and autumn to promote the bright color growth of the leaves of Echeveria Peacockii.

Flowering and Fragrance

The Echeveria desmetiana produces spikes of bright orange-red flowers in the summer. The flowers bloom from long, slender stalks extending from the center of the rosette.

The plant often produces 20 or more flowers each season when grown in ideal conditions. Indoor plants may not produce grow as many flowers, but they should still bloom.

Soil and Transplanting

Echeveria peacockii grows best in fast-draining soil. Common recommendations include cactus mix, sandy soil, or regular potting soil with gravel and pumice.

Echeveria Peacockii Desmetiana

Echeveria Peacockii Propagation

Echeveria Peacockii Propagation by Decapitation

The decapitation of a Echeveria desmetiana is usually carried out after the appearance of an elongation. When the decapitation of a Echeveria Peacockii occurs, the central leaf is clearly brought together and the stem is elongated. The lateral leaf can be plucked directly and the elongated part cut off for planting.

Echeveria Peacockii Propagation by Leaf Insertion

The selected leaves for leaf insertion propagation are healthy and disaster-free old leaves or young leaves. Cut them off and then lay them flat or slightly put them into the soil at the base. At this time, the soil should be moist. After 2 to 3 weeks, small buds will appear around the leaves inserted in the leaves. When they grow up, they can be cured in the basin or directly in the original basin.

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