Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria"
"Ghost Echeveria" is known for its light-colored leaves. It grows well in either planters, arrangements, or in the ground. It is a slow grower, and does not offset easily.
It grows well both outside and indoors, if given enough light to prevent stretching.
"Ghost Echeveria" 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.
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Where to Plant
"Ghost Echeveria" is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in partial sun to bright indoor light.
Echeveria seem to be especially susceptible to mealybug infestations.
How to Propagate Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria"
Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria" propagates from leaves and cuttings. Propagation from offsets is unreliable.
You can propagate the leaves of "Ghost Echeveria" 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.
To take a cutting of a "Ghost Echeveria", 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.