How to Care for a Mini Succulent

How to Care for an Echeveria

Use these instructions to care for your Echeveria plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Echeveria; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

 
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Place your Echeveria in a well-lit area of your home. It will love a sunny area and flourishes in direct sunlight—it will not thrive if permanently placed away from a window.  
WATER REQUIREMENTS
These succulents do not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Once you plant arrives at your home, water it well and allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. When you do water, water thoroughly so the roots have a chance to soak it up. Succulents do not like to have ‘wet feet’ so make sure there is no standing water in the saucer.  
OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Your Echeveria will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-75 degrees.  
HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle and enjoys the dry air.  
PLANT FOOD
Most succulents need very little fertilizer. Your plant will arrive fully fed and ready to thrive. We suggest fertilizing in the spring with a water-balanced fertilizer.  
ADDITIONAL CARE
Just like all plants, eventually, the lower leaves of Echeverias are going to shrivel up and die. This does not mean the plant is dying.  You only need to be concerned if the newest or uppermost leaves on your Echeveria are shriveling.  
TOXICITY
Echeveria can be moderately causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets.