How to Care for and Cultivate Echeveria agavoides 'Romeo'

Echeveria agavoides Romeo's leaves are densely arranged in a lotus-like pattern, spoon-shaped and thick, with prominent leaf tips that easily turn red. When exposed to sufficient sunlight, Echeveria agavoides Romeo's leaves are typically blood red, sometimes with black edges and spots, hence the confusing relationship with so-called "Blood Echeveria agavoides Romeo" or "Blood Red Echeveria agavoides Romeo" varieties. Under insufficient sunlight, the leaves appear pale greenish-white.

Echeveria agavoides Romeo prefers a warm, dry, and sunny environment, is drought-tolerant, moderately cold-resistant, and can tolerate partial shade. During high temperatures in summer, the plant may enter a short dormancy period, with slow or complete cessation of growth. It should be placed in a well-ventilated area, protected from rain, with some shading, and watered sparingly. Note that Echeveria agavoides Romeo, being a variant of Sedum nocturnum, is different from most robust Sedum species. There is a higher risk of death from excessive watering during the summer, so shading, ventilation, and water control are crucial! In non-summer months, it can be exposed to full sunlight, avoiding prolonged exposure to rain. With ample sunlight, Echeveria agavoides Romeo exhibits a rich blood-red color, sometimes with black edges and spots. Choose a loose, well-draining planting medium.


Soil: Echeveria agavoides Romeo thrives in loose soil, which can be prepared by mixing sand, garden soil, leaf mold, and bone meal. Repotting with fresh soil is recommended every two years.

Light: Ensure ample sunlight exposure, especially during mild seasons, maximizing sun exposure.

Water: Water promptly during the growing season, following the principle of "less is more" to avoid waterlogging.

Fertilization: Apply fertilizer timely and sparingly, with a diluted solution every 20 days during the growing season.

Echeveria agavoides Romeo is a perennial succulent herbaceous plant, a variant of Sedum nocturnum. It has an elegant, upright growth habit and tends to cluster. The thick, spoon-shaped leaves gradually taper to pointed tips, arranged in a lotus-like pattern. It prefers sunlight but can also tolerate partial shade, with an optimal growth temperature range of 10-25°C.

Water approximately every 10 days, ensuring thorough watering each time, but avoid overwatering. Fertilization should be moderate.

Use well-draining sandy soil to facilitate excess water drainage and promote root growth. A mixture of leaf mold, sand, and garden soil in equal parts is recommended.

During seasonal transitions, common pests such as scale insects, mealybugs, aphids, and powdery mildew may appear. Prior to planting, sterilize the potting soil with heat, and manually remove pests if detected during planting.

The deep red sunspots on Echeveria agavoides Romeo's leaf edges give it a ruggedly beautiful appeal, adding to its overall elegance and gracefulness.