Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria ‘Black Prince'
Echeveria ‘Black Prince' is a beautiful evergreen succulent that produces offsets (chicks). These chicks have more of a green color, but as they grow, their color darkens. Does well in garden beds or container gardens.
‘Black Prince' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
‘Black Prince' 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. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, or bringing inside for the winter, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).
Flowering and Pest Information
Echeveria ‘Black Prince' produces red flowers in the late Fall to early Winter. These can attract hummingbirds.
Echeveria seem to be especially susceptible to mealy bug infestations.
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Black Prince'
Echeveria ‘Black Prince' propagates on its own by producing offsets. You can also propagate it from leaves and cuttings.
You can propagate the leaves of ‘Black Prince' by choosing a firm, healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by gently twisting the leaf from the stem. Be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem (if you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, that’s fine, too!).
Allow the leaf to callous over for several days, and then lay on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried completely. After roots and a rosette have appeared, and the mother leaf has withered away, plant the new growth.
Echeveria ‘Black Prince' will produce small green offsets (chicks), sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.
To take a cutting of a ‘Black Prince', use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.