Echeveria 'Blue Prince'
Echeveria 'Blue Prince'
Echeveria 'Blue Prince' is an attractive, rosette-forming succulent with dark, blue-green leaves that get bronze in full sun. Contrasting…
Growing Black Prince Echeveria
Black Prince echeveria care includes potting in proper soil, finding the right location, and limiting water. Never let water remain in the rosette of this plant. It can cause rot or fungal disease. Actually, with this echeveria and other succulents, it is best to water at the soil level, keeping the leaves fairly dry.
Water sparingly, but provide more water in spring and summer. Let soil dry out between waterings. Cut back to less water in winter, sometimes once a month is appropriate. Black Prince echeveria care includes growing the specimen in a fast-draining succulent mixture, amended with coarse sand, pumice, or other additions normally used in a succulent soil mix.
Locate your plant in a sunny spot. Full morning sun is best, but some afternoon sun fills the plant’s needs. Limit afternoon sun in summer, as it may harm leaves and roots in the hottest locations. This is easier when the plant is in a container. If growing in the ground, plant in an area that gets afternoon shade.
As the plant grows, bottom leaves will occasionally shrivel. This is normal and they should be removed. Keep all containers free of leaves and debris that encourage pests. Keep an eye on Black Prince for signs of mealybugs, the waxy white patches that may appear on leaf axils or other parts of the plant. If you see ants around your plants, take precautions. These are sometimes a sign of other pests, like aphids, and have the potential for creating honeydew.
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|Plant Habit:||Cactus/Succulent |
|Life cycle:||Perennial |
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade |
|Soil pH Preferences:||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0) |
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color |
|Suitable Locations:||Xeriscapic |
|Wildlife Attractant:||Hummingbirds |
|Propagation: Seeds:||Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid |
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Leaf |
|Containers:||Needs excellent drainage in pots |
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