by Martha
(Johannesburg South Africa)

Hi Jacki, thanks for helping with my previous post. I have some succs that mabe you can help me with. Living in South Africa and not sure what these cuties are or their light requirements.

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Aug 16, 2017
All Echeveria
by: Jacki

These gorgeous little ones are all Echeveria - unfortunately, there are so many that all I know is that I covet them!

They all require similar care, like well drained soil, a good drink then be allowed to dry out between, and bright light (not full sun in the afternoon).

My one recommendation is to plant them in terracotta pots, which have the air exchange through the sides of the pot.

They need absolute perfect drainage, no overwatering! They also do not like any lime in the soil, so avoid that when repotting.

Jan 21, 2018
Echeverias in South Africa
by: PG Kruger

Your comments are on the dot Jacki. However if you have them outside in South Africa it is a different story. Depending on where you live these may fare badly in the higher regions of the country as they may succumb to frost. By the way I plant all Echeverias in black bags and plastic pots because Terracotta pots are expensive here. Thing is you Must water less in the plastic pots. Having great success this way. Same goes with aeoniums

Jan 21, 2018
Thanks PG
by: Jacki

I have no experience with growing succulents of any kind in Africa - it sounds like there are completely different conditions there!

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