Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria ‘Afterglow'
This beautiful rose-shaped succulent is perfect in a container garden. It has show, bright orange flowers in summer.
‘Afterglow' has typical water needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Where to Plant
Echeveria ‘Afterglow' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. Its best color will come out when it is in full sun, but it can also grow in shade.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Afterglow'
Echeveria ‘Afterglow' can be propagated from offsets, stem cuttings, or leaves.
‘Afterglow' will produce offsets along its short stem. Remove these using a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting in well-draining soil.
To grow Echeveria ‘Afterglow' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem.
Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.