These easy little succulents produce offsets or baby plants nestled against the mother rosette.
These are easy to separate and grow. Just pull the little rosette away and replant in a cactus mixture or homemade blend of equal parts sand, topsoil and compost.
You can also start new plants from leaf cuttings. Simply lay the leaf on the surface of the soil. It will root within a few weeks and soon a small rosette will grow next to the rooted leaf.
The leaf will dry up and crumble off of the new plant.
The most important part of good Echeveria care is watering. The biggest issue with the succulents is overwatering.
Provide moderate amounts of water in the hot, dry season. Let the soil dry out completely before you irrigate again. Potted plants should not be left in a wet saucer.
Soft rots and root rot issues occur when the plant is too wet. The only other issue of concern is the mealybug. Their feeding behavior can seriously minimize the plants vigor.
Situate the plants in full sun and mulch around them with gravel or sand to help prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
Protect the plants from freezing temperatures and store potted plants indoors in winter.
The plants do not need pruning, but you may pinch off damaged or errant growth as needed.