Belonging to the Crassulaceae family, Echeveria setosa forms rosettes of light green / dark green leaves, covered with dense hair, round or oval, which sprout from a central stem, with the same characteristics as the leaves which on average reach 30 cm in height.
The habit is typically creeping, therefore it can be grown both in pots and as ground cover.
The flowers, very beautiful from an ornamental point of view, bloom in spring or summer on long stems and are red-orange on the outside and yellow-orange on the inside.
Red-orange on the outside and yellow-orange on the inside
Inflorescences up to 25-30 cm high
How to take care of Echeveria Setosa:
Only in dry soil during the vegetative period, sporadic in the resting period
2 times a year with specific fertilizer for succulents
Round or oval and covered with dense hair.
Winter minimum 5-10 ° C
Good soil, sand, and coarse material
How to propagate Echeveria Setosa:
he ideal position is to plant it in places where it can receive a few hours of sun a day, preferably in the morning, in order to avoid the hot summer afternoon sun rays. The soil must be composed of good soil, sand, and coarse material to facilitate drainage and prevent dangerous water stagnation.
Watering during the vegetative period must be done every 3-4 weeks, taking care to wet the soil thoroughly; during the winter rest, if placed in a sheltered environment with temperatures between 5-10 ° C, watering can be suspended. Furthermore, twice a year, together with the watering water, a specific fertilizer for succulent plants with a low nitrogen content must be administered.
At the end of flowering, the stems that have carried the flowers must be cut a few centimeters above the plant.