How to grow Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata

Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Echeveria also known as Echeveria Frosty cristata, Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant or bonsai, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, dry tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9b+.

Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata leaves

Leaves color green gray can be in red with hair in egg shape leaves fleshy in velvet.

Stem color green gray grow in shape of fasciation (cristation) wavy to shapeless structure.

Flower color orange-red, the flowers bell shape with five petals and grow in the top of the plant.

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How to grow Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata growing and care:

Well-drained soil, better more than 7C, but can survive frost,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – sowing in spring possible also in summer (in hot climate possible all year) , sow in sunny location with light, well ventilate and good drainage soil / Vegetative reproduction – cutting leaves or stem, leaf it’s the easier and both stem and leaves do in the same way, cut the leaves, cut in the base of the leaf with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours, if it’s not cut in the base or it is stem need wait few days until the tissue will hill after this, put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, cutting better to start in the late spring to early summer but always can do it indoor

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to start from cutting stem or leaves

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to overwater

Recommended planting season?
All year (in cold climate not in the winter)

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs, aphids, meal bug

Pruning season:
All year, for design in winter

How to prune:
Just for design dead leaves and bloom stem, if have infected leaves if it’s not possible to clean better to cut them out

Size of the plant:
15-30cm, 6-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water and good drainage, overwater might kill the plant

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun – in hot summer location the leaves will be burn, but in winter in hardiness zone of 9b-10b / Half Shade – in hot climate better / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, it’s not hard to grow indoor but if the plant start to look bad increase the light

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 15% to 30 % bigger than the roots ball, also the drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring – usually in the spring but in hotter climate will be in winter

General information about the flower
Orange-red small flowers in bell shape and grow in clusters in the top of the plant

Scientific name:

Echeveria pulvinata Frosty cristata

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