The echeveria elegans succulent, also known as the “mexican snowball” is a very unique, beautiful, popular succulent that every single succulent lover is starting to grow.
This succulent is getting more and more popular every single day, simply because of how beautiful and unique it is. It has beautiful light green rosettes, and will also bloom flowers in the spring.
The echeveria elegans succulent can grow all the way up to 8 inches tall and 8 inches wide. It’s not the fastest growing succulent and it doesn’t get too big, so don’t get discouraged if it’s not growing that large.
You can grow this succulent indoors or outdoors, it’s your choice. More and more succulent lovers are growing this succulent indoors because of how easy it is to do! Outdoor growing is still very common and is still arguably the best way to grow this succulent.
This succulent can also be grown in any location outdoors, just as long as the weather is warm and suitable for growing succulents. It’s not cold hardy, so don’t even bother to grow this succulent outdoors during the winter, it will die!
The echeveria elegans succulent is very easy to grow and care for. By the end of this article, you will know all of the exact grow and care requirements for both indoor and outdoor growing! This succulent is very simple! You’ll love it.
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Echeveria Elegans 'Mexican Snowball' Care
SOIL FOR ECHEVERIA ELEGANS 'MEXICAN SNOWBALL'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Echeveria Elegans 'Mexican Snowball' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
POT FOR ECHEVERIA ELEGANS 'MEXICAN SNOWBALL'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE ECHEVERIA ELEGANS 'MEXICAN SNOWBALL'
The Echeveria Elegans 'Mexican Snowball' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE ECHEVERIA ELEGANS 'MEXICAN SNOWBALL'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as cuttings, make sure that you cut off the offsets at a sharp angle. Then wait 2-4 days for a callus to form, then go ahead and plant the offset in well-drained succulent soil, and water right away.
The echeveria elegans succulent is a very common, popular succulent, that more and more succulent lovers are growing every single day. This succulent is getting more and more popular every single day, simply because of how beautiful and unique it is.
With its beautiful light green leaves and its unique shape, this succulent will make the most amazing succulent arrangement. It will look good in your outdoor or indoor succulent garden, and will look great with other types of succulents.
The echeveria elegans succulent is very easy to grow and care for. You now know all of the exact grow and care requirements for growing this succulent indoors or outdoors. Best of luck growing this succulent!