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Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ Care Tips

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a gorgeous hybrid succulent of Echeveria cante and Echeveria shaviana featuring large rosettes of powdery-lavender loosely packed leaves with bright pink coloring around the edges. ‘Afterglow’ sprouts during spring and summer, and in that time of the year, you’ll be able to spot bright orange flowers in hanging clusters on separate stems growing from underneath the foliage. It is an excellent choice for rock and succulent gardens given its deer resistance.

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ Care Tips

Light Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

‘Afterglow’ needs bright sunlight, at least 4 hours a day to maintain its colors and compact rosette form and at least. Because it’s not cold hardy,  it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors if you live in a zone that gets colder than -6.7° C.

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ Watering

Echeveria plants are native to arid regions, so they thrive in well-draining soil and require infrequent watering. Here's how to water Echeveria:

Check soil moisture: Stick your finger into the soil, if it feels dry 2-3 inches down, then it's time to water.

Water deeply: When you do water, give the plant a good soak, until water runs through the drainage holes.

Allow soil to dry: After watering, allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Overwatering can cause root rot, so make sure the soil is dry before watering again.

Water less in winter: Echeveria plants go dormant in winter and require less water during this time.

Water from the bottom: If possible, water your Echeveria from the bottom by placing the pot in a dish of water. This will allow the plant to absorb the water it needs without sitting in excess water.

By following these tips, you can ensure your Echeveria plant thrives!

Soil for Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Soil: As with other succulents, ‘Afterglow’ prefers well-draining potting soil. If you grow them in containers, make sure to choose pots with drainage holes to prevent root rot. Here are the components for good soil mix for Echeveria:

Potting mix: Use a standard cactus or succulent potting mix, which is a combination of sand, perlite, and peat moss.

Sand: Adding sand to the mix helps improve drainage and prevent water from pooling in the pot.

Perlite: Perlite is a lightweight, porous material that helps to aerate the soil, keeping it from becoming compacted.

Peat Moss: Peat moss is added to retain moisture and provide some nutrients.

Soil amendment: You can also amend the soil with coarse grit or pumice to improve drainage.

It's important to use the right soil mix to prevent over watering and root rot, which is a common problem in Echeveria plants.

Temperature for Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ 

Echeveria plants are native to arid regions, so they prefer warm and dry conditions. Here are the ideal temperature ranges for Echeveria:

Daytime temperature: During the day, Echeveria plants prefer temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C - 29°C).

Nighttime temperature: At night, the temperature can drop to around 50°F (10°C), but should not fall below 40°F (5°C).

Winter temperature: During the winter, Echeveria plants go dormant and prefer cooler temperatures between 50°F and 60°F (10°C - 15°C).

It's important to keep Echeveria plants away from cold drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations, as these can cause stress and damage to the plant. When grown indoors, place your Echeveria near a bright, sunny window to provide enough light and warmth.


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