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7.5cm pot - Echeveria amoena, also known as 'Mexican Snowball', is a lovely succulent species known for its rosette-shaped, compact growth and attractive foliage. Here’s a care sheet tailored for Echeveria amoena:

Light: Echeveria amoena thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but protection from intense midday sun is beneficial, particularly in hot climates.

Watering: Water Echeveria amoena deeply but infrequently. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to prevent rotting of the roots. During the winter months or dormant period, reduce watering frequency as the plant requires less water.

Soil: Plant Echeveria amoena in a well-draining succulent or cactus mix. A gritty mix with good drainage helps prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has drainage holes.

Temperature and Humidity: Echeveria amoena prefers moderate temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). It can tolerate higher temperatures, but avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) as it is sensitive to frost. Average indoor humidity levels are generally suitable.

Fertilizing: Feed Echeveria amoena with a balanced, diluted fertilizer designed for succulents once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Refrain from fertilizing during fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.

Propagation: Propagate Echeveria amoena from offsets or leaf cuttings. Allow offsets to develop roots or let leaf cuttings callus for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until roots establish.

Pruning: Trim dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's health and appearance. Echeveria amoena generally maintains a neat rosette shape without extensive pruning.

Pests and Problems: Monitor for common succulent pests such as aphids, mealybugs, or spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal issues.

Potting and Repotting: Repot Echeveria amoena every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its container. Choose a slightly larger pot with drainage holes to accommodate root growth.

Special Care Notes:

  • Echeveria amoena is susceptible to overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Always err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering.
  • Protect the plant from extreme heat or cold, as sudden temperature fluctuations can stress the plant.

By following these care guidelines, you can help your Echeveria amoena thrive and maintain its compact, attractive appearance in your indoor or outdoor succulent collection.

Echeveria amoena - 'Mexican Snowball' (small)

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