How to Care for and Cultivate Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA

Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA is a succulent plant belonging to the Crassulaceae family, originating from Mexico (widely distributed in the states of North Oaxaca and South Puebla). Its leaves are arranged in loose rosettes, with spatulate or elongated oval-shaped leaves, abruptly pointed, and grayish-green or yellow-green in color. Its most prominent feature is the deep red streaks along the central back and edges of the leaves. The stems of Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA can grow up to 20cm long, with many irregular edges, and rarely are there plants that are entirely green.

It bears terminal inflorescences, up to 30cm long, with pentagonal corollas. The petals are rosy red, with yellow along the edges and tips.

The wild species of Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA was first discovered by Otto in 1873, featuring unique and beautiful red floral patterns with reddish edges on the leaves, quickly becoming popular among growers and leading to the development of various horticultural hybrid varieties. Compared to the standard description of the species, the actual morphology of Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA can vary widely. Some have almost no stems, while others are purely green. However, those with long stems typically have few branches.

Growth Habits and Care:

Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA requires ample sunlight to maintain its compact shape and vibrant leaf color. It has strong drought resistance and should be watered only when the soil is dry to allow the leaves to thicken and the plant to remain aesthetically pleasing. It grows relatively quickly and can be given fertilizer occasionally, with few diseases affecting it. Due to its vibrant colors, Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA is particularly suitable for landscaping and mixed planting.

It is relatively easy to care for, with minimal susceptibility to pests and diseases. Providing adequate sunlight during the growing season and controlling the humidity is sufficient.

During spring and autumn, special liquid fertilizer for succulent plants or slow-release fertilizer can be applied in moderation.

Ample sunlight and significant temperature fluctuations between day and night help enhance the red coloration and clear streaks on the leaves. However, it's important to avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight during hot summers to prevent leaf damage, as its leaves lack white powder and are relatively dark.

It is moderately cold-resistant, with a wintering temperature of no lower than 5°C. In regions with colder winters, it can be moved indoors and watered sparingly.


Echeveria nodulosa MARUBA is commonly propagated through leaf cuttings, which can be done year-round except in extreme weather conditions. It can also be propagated through stem cuttings, which have a faster growth rate, or by division.