Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria laui
Echeveria laui grows happily in rock gardens, where it will clump and can form ground cover. It also does well in containers and arrangements.
If you live in Zone 10 or below, it's best to only plant this succulent in containers that can be brought indoors once it's cool enough for frost.
Be careful when moving or planting this succulent as touching the farina can rub it off, revealing the red leaves of the plant beneath.
Water Echeveria laui using the “soak and dry” method. Be sure that the soil is completely dry after watering to avoid root rot and pests. It is highly susceptible to root rot and damage.
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Where to Plant
Does well in container gardens and rock gardens.
Echeveria are susceptible to pests, including the dreaded mealy bug. Avoid over-watering, and treat any pests with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
How to Propagate Echeveria laui
Like most Echeverias, Echieveria laui can be propagated by leaves and cuttings. It's possible to propagate this succulent from seeds, but it can be difficult.
When taking an Echeveria laui 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. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.
To propagate Echeveria laui from cuttings, use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors and cut a piece of the plant just above a leaf on the stem. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and place in well-draining soil.