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Echeveria ‘Blue Curls’ is a mostly solitary succulent with rosettes to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, with frilly-edged aqua blue-green leaves that take on showy pink hues in spring and fall. The flowers are reddish-pink in color, well spaced along long stalks in summer.

How to Grow and Care

Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

Growing Conditions

Light: Full sun. Perfect for a sunny window.
Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure drainage is immaculate. Reduce water in the winter to monthly.
Temperature: Prefers average summer temps (65ºF/18ºC – 70ºF/21ºC). In winter, cool to 50ºF/10ºC.
Soil: A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
Fertilizer: Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer in the beginning of the season or weekly with a weak liquid solution. Use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer at 1/4 strength on mature plants, and a fertilizer with less nitrogen on young plants.

Propagation

Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.

Repotting

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot.
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kensong
11-27
kensong
The blooms have grown so much and is taking too much energy from the mother plant which looked stressed so off it goes. Hopefully the leaves from the flower stalk will propogate new babies.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
11-22
kensong
The flowers are taking a lot of energy from my succulent. Wondering whether i should just trim them off.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
11-18
kensong
The flowers finally bloomed.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
11-01
kensong
I believe that's a flower stalk.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
10-18
kensong
I'm really not sure if this is a flower stalk or a baby plantlet.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
08-25
kensong
A new addition, small one. From AugustFame RM3.30.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
kensong
07-10
kensong
This is my first growing diary.
Echeveria (Blue Curls)
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