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Echeveria nodulosa

Painted Echeveria

This lime green succulent has red margins and edges across the leaves. It has branched stems that produce offsets that can be easily propagated. Watch for pink or yellow flowers in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (21 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria nodulosa "Painted Echeveria"

Echeveria nodulosa "Painted Echeveria" clumps as it grows, creating mounds that can reach 2 feet tall (61 cm) and 3 feet (.9 m) wide. If you'd like to keep the plant smaller and more compact in arrangements and planters, trim the branches as they grow offsets and propagate them.


"Painted 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

Echeveria nodulosa "Painted 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 full to partial sun.

When planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere). If you notice stretching, move to a sunnier spot or supplement with a grow light.

How to Propagate Echeveria nodulosa "Painted Echeveria"

Echeveria nodulosa "Painted Echeveria" can be propagated from leaves and cuttings.


To take a cutting of a "Painted 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.


To propagate "Painted Echeveria" from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.