'RED VELVET™' ECHEVERIA
TemperatureSucculents in general cannot tolerate long periods of temperatures below 40°F. Keep in a well-ventilated area away from heat vents and cold drafts.
LightFull sun outdoors and high light indoors to maintain its red color.
WaterKeep soil on the dryer side taking care not to completely dry out. Echeverias in general cannot tolerate excessive moisture as roots are susceptible to root rot.
FertilizerNone required while blooming. Use all-purpose plant food once per year.
SoilWell draining soil.
USDA Zone(s)Zones 3 -10. Click here for a zone map.
AvailabilityAugust - October
After Care
'Red Velvet™' is aptly named for its soft, velvety red burgundy leaves. Its color is more pronounced when kept in high light. From early Spring through Summer, 'Red Velvet' Echeveria produces yellow, red to orange flowers, and may bloom more than once a year. Their fleshy leaves retain water for the plant's survival during dry spells. Can be planted outdoors in temperate to warm climates. Can take full sun. Its spreading branches are a lovely addition to a rock garden. Pinch off dead flowers.