How to Care for and Cultivate Echeveria colorata f. Tapalpa

Characteristics: The leaves are large and thick, with a plant diameter of over 15 centimeters. The basal bracts are more distant, and the outer sides of the petals are yellow-red. Although it is generally similar to the "Chihuahua" variety, the two groups are distinct enough to maintain their existence as separate species.

I. Soil:
When cultivating Echeveria colorata f. Tapalpa succulents, it is essential to choose the right soil. Loose and fertile soil is more conducive to plant growth. Typically, a mixture of peat soil, coconut coir, vermiculite, and river sand is used, with a higher proportion of peat soil. Other substrates can be used in smaller amounts. A layer of granular soil can also be spread on the surface to retain moisture.

II. Light:
Echeveria colorata f. Tapalpa succulents prefer environments with abundant sunlight. Prolonged exposure to light can make their colors more vibrant. If they lack light, the plants tend to appear green and may exhibit elongation, which not only affects aesthetics but also their health. Therefore, they are usually placed in sunny locations facing south.

III. Watering:
Echeveria colorata f. Tapalpa succulents have good drought tolerance and do not require much water. Therefore, watering should not be excessive to avoid root rot. During the growing season, water thoroughly after the soil has dried out. However, during the dormancy period, water should be reduced or stopped. During the rainy season, plants should not be left outside to get rained on and should be brought indoors promptly.

IV. Fertilization:
Echeveria colorata f. Tapalpa succulents require certain nutrients for growth, but fertilization should be carefully controlled in terms of quantity and concentration. Specialized succulent fertilizer should be used to avoid causing fertilizer damage. Watering can be done one day after fertilization.