How to grow Echeveria chihuahuaensis

Written by Maggie

Sep 01 2021

How to grow Echeveria chihuahuaensis

In the cultivation of Echeveria chihuahuaensis, the mixed soil of leaf mould, vermiculite and river sand was firstly selected as the cultivation substrate.During the growth period, the temperature should be controlled at about 15 ~ 25℃, and the high temperature in summer requires shade, not direct exposure to the sun.Watering the right amount and line, and follow the principle of  irrigate, irrigate thoroughly.

Echeveria chihuahuaensis
Echeveria chihuahuaensis - one of the best succulents for beginners

1. Soil requirements of Echeveria chihuahuaensis

Echeveria chihuahuaensis is strict in soil, mainly loose and breathable soil.Vermiculite can be used as a medium to improve soil permeability.We use three parts of rotten leaf soil, three parts of river sand, one part of garden soil and one part of vermiculite to prepare the cultivated soil, and lay a layer of bone powder as the asphalt layer before entering the basin.

2. Get plenty of light for Echeveria chihuahuaensis

Illumination environment is an important factor in the cultivation method of Echeveria chihuahuaensis. The size of Echeveria chihuaensis is small and delicate, and the temperature above 30°C is not suitable for survival, while the growth will stop if the temperature is below 5℃.It is better to control the temperature at 15 ~ 25℃ in the growing season. In the case of strong sunlight in summer, move echeveria chihuahuaensis into a cool and ventilated place instead of direct exposure.

Echeveria chihuahuaensis

3. Water little to Echeveria chihuahuaensis

Like most succulents, Echeveria chihuahuaensis also has a good water-holding effect, so watering generally follows the principle of "no watering, watering thoroughly". In the growing period irrigate water every half a month. In autumn winter, we can reduce water gradually, keep the basin soil slant is dry, otherwise too much watering can cause root rot.

4. Fertilize regularly for Echeveria chihuahuaensis

The size of Echeveria chihuahuaensis itself is not too large and requires less fertilizer.If fertilizer is needed, preferably in the spring or fall, use diluted fertilizer sold at the flower market.Apply thin fertilizer every month, and fertilizer can not be too much.When fertilizing, do not pour directly in, but pour along the edge of the soil.

Echeveria chihuahuaensis