Succulents come in various sizes and colors with an estimated number of about 10,000 species around the world. One such is the Green Goddess succulent. Also known as the Mexican hens and chicks plant, its scientific name is Echeveria Haageana of the family Crassulaceae, and it is famous for its yellow-orange flowers. This mint-green cultivar with chunky leaves is a hybrid between the Echeveria Harmsii and Echeveria Agavoides.
Caring for the Green Goddess succulent
The Green Goddess succulent is gorgeous when it is well-cared for. Like other succulents, it needs to be watered to keep it healthy.
These are the factors to consider in determining how often you should water the plant:
The general weather or climate condition in your area
If you live in a hot or tropical area, you must water the plant more often than you would in a cold or humid area.
If it is the summer season, you will have to water the plant more frequently than you would during the wintertime. Ideally, you should water your succulent weekly during the summer and monthly during the winter. During spring and fall, you could opt to water the plant on a bi-weekly basis, but this will depend on how fast the soil dries.
When the soil is completely dry
Succulents can thrive with very little moisture and when it comes to watering the plant, the golden rule is to only do it when the soil is completely dry. This will ensure that the plant gets just the right moisture and won’t be prone to root rot.
What kind of soil should I use for the Green Goddess succulent?
This succulent, along with most varieties of succulents, require high-quality succulent soil that provides good drainage. You could also add in some grit, such as perlite or coarse sand and pebbles for maximum drainage. The succulent soil prevents moisture from remaining and will prevent root rot. Opt for containers or pots with drainage holes so your plant will grow healthy.
Can the Green Goddess succulent be grown indoors and outdoors?
Yes, this plant can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but make sure that there is enough light. You should also see to it that the temperatures are consistently moderate. Provide the plant with at least six hours of sunlight or bright indoor light each day.
If you are growing the plant outdoors, see to it that it gets plenty of sunlight regardless of whether it is full or partial sun. Ideally, provide the plant with a mix of full and partial sunlight throughout the day. Succulents cannot handle extreme temperatures for too long and if it gets too hot outside, bring your plant indoors or put it in a shady area.
When growing Green Goddess succulent indoors, make sure it gets the same amount of light inside the home as it would outside. Place the plant near a sunny window sill so it can still have at least six hours of sunlight daily. If this is not possible, invest in a high-quality indoor grow light so you can still provide the right amount of light for your plant.
This plant prefers a warm climate and can survive at temperatures of around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in a cold country, it is ideal to put the plant indoors.
How to propagate the Green Goddess succulent?
These are ways to propagate the Green Goddess succulent:
By using the leaf cuttings.
When propagating the plant with leaf cuttings, carefully sever them from the mother plant. Make sure that they are healthy ones with no parts left on the stems. Wait for a few days to allow it to form a callus before replanting. Use only well-draining soil and water the soil when it dries out.
By using the seeds.
The Green Goddess succulent is a slow grower. If you intend to plant the seeds you need to place them in a well-draining soil mixture. However, most succulent growers do not recommend this method.
Green Goddess succulent is a popular plant because it is easy to propagate and care for. For the plant to grow healthy, make sure that it is watered weekly during the summer and monthly during the cold months. The watering schedule will also depend on if you are in a hot or cold climate. The succulent can be propagated by using seeds, leaves and cuttings.
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