How to Care for and Cultivate Echeveria amoena 'Microcalyx'

Echeveria amoena 'Microcalyx' are succulent plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family, small in size, and cultivated as ornamental plants.

Characteristics: The plant forms a single rosette, with old stems becoming woody, brown, reddish-brown, upright, or pendulous. The plump, small, oval-shaped succulent leaves are densely arranged in a rosette, and the color of the leaf margins varies depending on environmental factors such as light and temperature: ranging from blue-green, orange-red, orange-yellow, to pink, making it very beautiful.

Habitat: Prefers warm, dry, and well-lit environments, with strong drought resistance. It prefers loose, well-drained soil and does not have a distinct dormancy period. Below 5°C, insulation should be provided, and above 30°C, shading is necessary.

Mature size: Small

Leaf shape: Oval

Condition: Changes may occur due to season, light, temperature, etc.

Sunlight: It can be exposed to sunlight in spring and autumn, which enhances its coloration. It can also be grown outdoors when the leaves are plump.

Soil: In the early stage, a mixture of peat and perlite can be used, while later, soil with a higher proportion of granules is preferred.

Temperature: Suitable temperature is between 10~30°C.

Propagation: Leaf cuttings, beheading, division

Pests: Thrips, red spider mites, scale insects, snails, etc.

Suitable planting locations: Balconies, windowsills, terraces.