Echeveria taurus growing succulent of the genus Echeveria also known as Echeveria agavoides Taurus, Echeveria taurus perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the colored leaves, and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Echeveria taurus leaves
Leaves color can be: green, purple, red, pink, orange or more than one color, the shape elliptic to wedge shape with pointed top.
Flower can be: blue, purple, yellow or orange grow on stems.
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Requirements for Echeveria taurus growing and care:
Can survive frost but better without, grow better above 5C, drained soil
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?
Yes (if you want to have the same as the parents) if not might be hybrid
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn 10a-11a, all year hardiness zone 11+.
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just old leaves, but better to let them fall alone (all the mineral go back the plant)
Size of the plant?
10-30cm, 4-12 inches, leaves height 10-15cm (4-6 inches) bloom stems 20-30cm (8-12 inches), size of the leaves 6-12cm (2-5inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water – prefer small amount but with good drainage grow well in average amount of water
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 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 or possible to grow it in small but 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 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.
General information about the flower
Blue, purple, yellow or orange flowers grow on stems
Echeveria agavoides ‘Taurus’