Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball


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Echeveria Elegans 'Mexican Snowball' is a very well known and very popular succulent in the echeveria family. It has other names such as the "Mexican Gem, or White mexican rose. This succulent has unique bright rosettes that are rounded and cupped. The rosettes have fleshy blue-green, silver-green colors that are fairly thick and they have a coating known as farina on them. The powdery white coating protect the leaves from sun damage and excessive light. Native to Mexico, you will find this succulent growing across the country in semi-desert environments. It will produce beautiful yellow and pink flowers on a tall bloom stalk in the spring and summer. 

Included in Purchase: You will receive 1 (2 inch) Echeveria Elegans Mexican Snowball succulent. This succulent will be shipped bare rooted without planting pots. Free shipping 1-3 days is included in every single order.

Quick Look:

Can be Grown Indoors or Outdoors

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Mature Sizes: 6"-8" tall and 8+

Hardiness Zone:  Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

Not Cold Hardy

Primary Color: Grey & silver

Secondary Color: Green, lime, blue

Propagation: Cuttings, leaves

Flower Color: Pink, yellow

Echeveria Elegans 'Mexican Snowball' Care

Echeveria elegans 'Mexican snowball' is a very low maintenance succulent that doesn't require much water, but needs a good amount of sunlight. It will need about 6 hours of direct sunlight every single day so it can produce its beautiful bright colors and of course to avoid etiolation. It will also need some partial shade so it can take a break from the sun and avoid sun damage.

Echeveria elegans isn't cold hardy, so frost and freezing temperatures will harm and most likely kill this succulent. If the weather gets under 30 degrees then it's a good idea to grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. 

Fast/well draining succulent soil is very important when growing this succulent. Fast/well draining succulent soil will drain the excess water, this will help prevent overwatering and root rot. Root rot is very dangerous and fast/well draining succulent soil helps prevent root rot. It's also important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water in the soil to drain out of the bottom of the pot. This will also help prevent root rot and overwatering.

Water the Echeveria elegans 'Mexican snowball' 1-2 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. It's important to not overwater this succulent because overwatering will cause root rot. Keep track of the exact last time you watered this succulent, so if a watering issue does occur you will know what's wrong with the succulent. Be on the lookout for under watering and overwatering symptoms. Under watering symptoms would be dry/wrinkled leaves, and overwatering symptoms would be mushy/moldy leaves.

It's also very important to not get water on the leaves of your Echeveria elegans 'Mexican snowball'. If water gets on the leaves then there's a chance that fungus will grow. The fungus will make the leaves fall of and land in the soil. If this happens then it may attract succulent pests such as mealybugs.

Propagating  Echeveria elegans 'Mexican snowball'

The Echeveria elegans 'Mexican snowball' can be propagated from cuttings or leaves. If you gently cut the leaves or cuttings off with some clippers then you must let those cuttings or leaves form a callus. After cutting them off, let the cuttings or leaves it out for about 2-4 days or until a callus forms. Once a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cuttings or leaves in fast/well draining succulent soil. Water 2-3 days a week and give it 4 hours of full sun and partial shade. If you want a complete guide on how to propagate succulents, please check out our article.


All succulents will be shipped bare rooted without planting pots. This is a very safe and new way to ship live succulent plants without damaging them. They will be laying down secured in a tight box with tissue paper, paper towels, and some bubble wrap for sale travels. If you would like to receive the succulents with the pots and soil please leave us a message at checkout. 

We ship our packages Monday-Friday every single week. Our carries are USPS or UPS depending on the size of the order, weight, and package. All packages will be shipped the next day you order and will arrive in 3-5 days. Tracking numbers will be provided and will be emailed to you.

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