Echeveria setosa v ciliata - 20 seeds
Echeveria setosa v ciliata - 20 seeds

Echeveria setosa v ciliata - 20 seeds

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Echeveria setosa is an evergreen succulent with numerous offsets in older plants. It is up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall, with almost stemless rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, of spoon-shaped, green leaves up to 2 inches (5 cm long) and up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide, covered in white hairs. Echeveria setosa var. ciliata is a broader leaved plant, with somewhat fewer bristles at the edges of the green leaves. The flowers are red in color with yellow tips and produced on up to 12 inches (30 cm) long stalks.

1. Sterilize substrate (3+ minutes in microwave or 50 mins in oven)
2. Planters should be about 1.5 inches deep. Fill a container with good draining soil. Good drainage is important, 50% regular potting soil with 50% coarse sand, perlite or pebbles (~0.15 inch)
3. Echeverias have tiny seeds which should not be covered with soil. They germinate best at 18-20 °C temperatures.
4. Equally Water the substrate with water - placie a piece of a napkin on top of the substrate and slowly pour the water over it.
5. Let the container soak up water for 5 minutes. Leave the container to drain out the water surplus.
6. Spread the seeds over the substrate, leave some space between them.
7. Put the whole container into a zip bag to keep humidity
8. Avoid exposing to direct sunlight, but provide them light on some bright place.
9. The germination process usually starts within 4 days – 2 weeks
10. Start opening the container gradually so that the seedlings can get used to the new air conditions. Seedlings need some moisture, substrate shouldn’t be dry, but don’t overwater. and they need an ample amount of light – but not direct sunlight
11. Repot them when you notice that seedlings are space-limited
12. Examine pots daily for fungus infection. Treat with fungicide if appears
13. Buy only fresh echeveria seeds, and only from reputable sources

Water moderately from March to September and allow the plant to dry between waterings, avoid getting the leaves wet they does not welcome overhead waterings!!!. Overwinter in a cool and ventilated environment and keep plants dry, Hardy to -3°C. Need a full sun position but tolerate light shade (Shrivelling up and falling of leaves along with gaps in the leaf spaces may indicate low light levels... this means that it is necessary to increase the amount of light gradually over a few days to a week)