How to grow Echeveria setosa

Echeveria setosa grow and care – succulent of the genus Echeveria setosa also known as Hens and Chicks, Echeveria setosa perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Echeveria setosa leaves and flowers

Leaves color can be: green rarely can be with red edges, the shape elliptic to wedge shape the leaf hairy like velvet with pointed top.

Flower color orange-red and in the top is yellow the flowers in bell shape and grow on stems in clusters.

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How to grow Echeveria setosa growing and care:

Well-drained soil, sandy soil, better more than 7C but can grow in frost

How to care:
Cut once a year and consider to put fertilizer once a year, location with a lot of rain better to plant them in raising bed in order to prevent puddle in the roots

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / 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 but better when the tissue heal, 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, when grow from seeds not possible to ensure what kind of plant will be and also it’s very slowly

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to overwater

Recommended planting season?
Spring in hardiness zone 9, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11a, all year in hardiness zone 11b+

How to plant:
Planting in location with good drainage, the plant doesn’t like and might die if will sit in puddle so in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad, better to dig bigger hole and put in the soil well ventilated soil, better to plant it in sandy soil.

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 and especially when the plant is young

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 areas the leaves might burn, but in winter in hardiness zone of 9-10a / 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

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 50-80% bigger than the roots ball or possible to grow it in smaller pots but need to cut the roots when planting, 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 possible to switch just part of the soil, possible to use potting mix or cactus potting mix, better to put little stone little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles it will take care of the drainage and do not use bottom for the pot.

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Bell flowers in orange-red color and in the top are yellow the flowers grow on stems in clusters

Scientific name:

Echeveria setosa

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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9