Echeveria derenbergii

Painted-Lady

Painted-Lady

Care

Lighting

A full to part sunny spot is welcome. Echeveria derenbergii needs a minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day.

Soil

Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1).

Watering

Let the soil dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool during winter.

Echeveria derenbergii

Echeveria derenbergii can store water in its leaves.

Feeding

Every 4th to 8th week when in active growth with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. Spikes or granules at half strength can be given 2 to 3 monthly. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Echeveria derenbergii

Echeveria derenbergii likes a sunny spot on the balcony or in the garden from spring to fall. But make sure that rain water can run out of the pot’s hole. Because wet legs can cause root rot.

Temperature

The Painted-Lady does best with a winter rest period at 3 to 10 °C (37 to 50 °F). Minimum temperature is 1 °C (34 °F).

Propagation

Offsets, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings or seeds.

Echeveria derenbergii

Offsets can be used as cuttings.

Profile

Scientific name

Echeveria derenbergii

Common name(s)

Painted-Lady

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

Mexico

Height

10 to 20 cm

Toxic

No

Echeveria Fabiola

Echeveria “Fabiola” is a crossing between E. purpusorum × E. derenbergii and can be cultivated as described here.

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