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Echeveria gigantea

Scientific Name:

Echeveria gigantea

Common name:

Giant Hens and Chicks











Hardiness Zone:



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The Echeveria gigantea is a large and beautiful succulent native to Mexico. It has an upright, rosette-like shape with thick, fleshy leaves that range in color from light green to blue-green. The leaves are arranged in a spiral pattern around the stem and can reach up to 8 inches long. The flowers of the Echeveria gigantea are bright yellow and star-shaped, blooming in late spring or early summer. They have a sweet scent that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. This succulent is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and should be watered sparingly, as too much water can cause root rot. It also needs plenty of sunlight to thrive, so it should be placed in a sunny spot indoors or outdoors. The Echeveria gigantea has been cultivated since the 19th century when it was first discovered by botanist Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy in Mexico City. Since then, it has become popular among gardeners due to its low maintenance requirements and striking appearance. Overall, the Echeveria gigantea is an impressive succulent that adds beauty and interest to any garden or home interior space. With its unique shape, vibrant colors, and sweet fragrance, this plant is sure to bring joy wherever it grows!
The Echeveria gigantea succulent is best suited for bright indirect light. This means that it should be placed in an area with plenty of natural light, but not direct sunlight. It can also tolerate medium light and low light, so you can adjust the amount of light it receives depending on your needs.
The Echeveria gigantea succulent is a beautiful and easy to care for plant. It prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic, with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. The soil should also be rich in organic matter such as compost or peat moss, and it should be kept lightly moist but not soggy. If you can provide these ideal soil requirements, your Echeveria gigantea will thrive!
The Echeveria gigantea succulent requires watering about once every two weeks. Make sure to thoroughly soak the soil when you water, and then allow it to dry out completely before watering again. This succulent prefers a well-draining soil, so make sure to use a potting mix that drains quickly.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Echeveria gigantea succulent are relatively low. During the summer months, the humidity should be around 40-50%, and during the winter months, it should be around 30-40%. To maintain these levels, you can mist your succulent once or twice a week and make sure to keep it away from any sources of heat or drafts.