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Echeveria ‘Sahara’

This Echeveria has mint colored ruffled leaves whose edges turn pink in full sun. Watch for coral colored flowers in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria ‘Sahara'

Echeveria ‘Sahara' is a heat-tolerant succulent, able to withstand more sun and heat than other similar varieties.

Watering

Echeveria ‘Sahara' 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. Water sparingly in the summer.

Where to Plant

‘Sahara' 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.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 5 hours of sunlight a day. If 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).

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Sahara'

Echeveria ‘Sahara' can be propagated from cuttings or offsets.

Cuttings

To propagate Echeveria ‘Sahara' 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.

Offsets

‘Sahara' will produce small offsets, 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 in well-draining soil.