Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’

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Scientific Name
Echeveria (Echeverría's Plant) ‘Cubic Frost'

Common Name
Cubic Frost Echeveria, Botle Tree

Originates in Southwestern Africa

This Echeveria is really a standout succulent, with its silvery pink-and-green colouring across a rosette of extending leaves. It can grow up to five inches tall (12-13cm) and in its native Africa is used to dry conditions. It will appreciate less frequent watering thanks to this adaptation, so make sure you let the soil totally dry out before watering again- if the leaves start to shrink and look wrinkly, this is a sign it's ready for another water. Place in a bright spot, don't water too much, and this plant will reward you with an explosion of its beautiful and unusual foliage.

Thrives best in bright light; will love your brightest windowsill (try South-facing if in doubt!). If its crown starts to be discoloured white, your Echeveria needs more light!

Allow all the soil to dry out between watering; reduce further in winter to let it have a dormancy period. If your Echeveria is in a less bright spot, make sure to water it even less frequently, and make sure no water settles inside the crown of the plant where it can cause rot.

Low humidity is perfect for echeveria; a hose down to clean now and again is fine as long as the plant dries and doesn't sit damp.

Needs a well-draining pot and potting mix; look for specific 'cacti and succulent' soils with plenty of sand and other well-draining materials. Repot every couple of years as the plant grows.

Feed every two months in the growing season, and every three in autumn and winter. Use 'cactus & succulent' labelled feed for best results.

Likes temperatures of 15-25°C; on the warmer end in spring-summer and let it be 5°C cooler in its autumn-winter dormancy period.

Yes, but too much nibbling won't be good for pets, small humans or the plant!

Sprouts Top Tips
Echeveria produce pups- so keep an eye out for miniature versions of your plant growing off the stem or out of the root which you could propagate!


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