Mexican Snowball
Echeveria elegans
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Succulent fertilizer (e.g. N3-P6-K12).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate savanne

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Names

Other common names Mexican Gem, Pearl Echeveria, White Mexican Rose
Family Crassulaceae
Other scientific names Echeveria tinctoria, Echeveria tinctorum, Echeveria perelegans

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
Blooming months
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Leaf color
  • gray
  • green