Echeveria or as they’re commonly known as ‘Hens & Chicks’, are a group of neat, compact rosette-forming plants looking especially attractive in pots or hanging baskets. The overlapping leaves may be green, blue to grey, or silver, many with pink flushes. Flowers are held on tall stems high above the foliage and are bell-shaped, mostly red, yellow or orange and flower during late winter to summer. Echeverias multiply rapidly and grow easily from cuttings.


How to grow echeveria in your garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.  In areas with heavy or clay soil, to help improve soil structure and drainage, add gypsum and mix in well.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.  Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, woodchips or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.  
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to promote strong root development, healthy colourful foliage & flowers.


how-to-grow-echeveria_1551160439066
how-to-grow-echeveria_1551160449850


How to grow echevaria in a pot

  1. Pick a variety that can be grown in a pot.  Choose a pot at least twice the width and depth of the rootball. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill chosen pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Cacti Succulent Potting Mix.  Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole in centre of pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  5. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Thrive Plant Food Spikes Cacti & Succulents to promote strong root development, healthy colourful foliage and flowers.
how-to-grow-echeveria_1551160442932

Growing tips

  • Some hybrid varieties are known as ‘painted ladies’, as their leaf margins are deep pink to red and crinkled or wavy.
  • Most varieties lose their lower leaves in winter so after 3-5 years, they can be less attractive and need to be re-planted or propagated. If the old, dying leaves are not removed they may start to decay causing fungal problems.
  • Can be propagated by division, stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Place divisions and cuttings in a moist coarse sandy propagating mix with minimal irrigation until they show signs of growth.  Then re-plant into your garden bed or container.

System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot create a Examine.LuceneEngine.Search.ISearchContext, the ContentSearcher index either doesn't exist or the Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.LuceneSearcher has been disposed
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.LuceneSearcher.GetSearchContext() in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\Providers\LuceneSearcher.cs:line 91
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.BaseLuceneSearcher.CreateQuery(String category, BooleanOperation defaultOperation, Analyzer luceneAnalyzer, LuceneSearchOptions searchOptions) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\Providers\BaseLuceneSearcher.cs:line 64
   at Examine.LuceneEngine.Providers.BaseLuceneSearcher.CreateQuery(String category, BooleanOperation defaultOperation) in C:\projects\examine-qvx04\src\Examine\LuceneEngine\Providers\BaseLuceneSearcher.cs:line 49
   at DuluxGroup.CMSWeb.Services.ContentIndexQueryService.GetContentsBySearchRequestModel(String indexName, String[] includeNodeTypeAliases, SearchRequestModel searchRequestModel) in D:\a\1\s\src\DuluxGroup.CMSWeb\Services\ContentIndexQueryService.cs:line 57
   at DuluxGroup.CMSWeb.Services.ItemListingService.GetContentsByStarterNodeAndCriteria(ItemListingSource itemListingSource, IEnumerable`1 criteria) in D:\a\1\s\src\DuluxGroup.CMSWeb\Services\ItemListingService.cs:line 244
   at DuluxGroup.CMSWeb.Services.ItemListingService.GetContentInfoModelsFromChildNode(ItemListingSource itemListingSource, Int32 numberOfDisplayItems) in D:\a\1\s\src\DuluxGroup.CMSWeb\Services\ItemListingService.cs:line 138
   at DuluxGroup.CMSWeb.Services.ItemListingService.GetSortedAndOrderedContentInfos(ItemListingSource itemListingSource, Int32 numberOfDisplayItems) in D:\a\1\s\src\DuluxGroup.CMSWeb\Services\ItemListingService.cs:line 114
   at DuluxGroup.CMSWeb.Services.ItemListingService.GetViewModel(ItemListing itemListing) in D:\a\1\s\src\DuluxGroup.CMSWeb\Services\ItemListingService.cs:line 43
   at ASP._Page_Views_Partials_Grid_DocTypeGridEditor_itemListing_cshtml.Execute() in D:\home\site\wwwroot\Views\Partials\Grid\DocTypeGridEditor\itemListing.cshtml:line 7
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy(WebPageContext pageContext, TextWriter writer, WebPageRenderingBase startPage)
   at System.Web.Mvc.RazorView.RenderView(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer, Object instance)
   at System.Web.Mvc.BuildManagerCompiledView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at Umbraco.Web.Mvc.ProfilingView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer) in D:\a\1\s\src\Umbraco.Web\Mvc\ProfilingView.cs:line 25
   at System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper.RenderPartialInternal(String partialViewName, ViewDataDictionary viewData, Object model, TextWriter writer, ViewEngineCollection viewEngineCollection)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model, ViewDataDictionary viewData)
   at Our.Umbraco.DocTypeGridEditor.Web.Extensions.HtmlHelperExtensions.RenderDocTypeGridEditorItem(HtmlHelper helper, IPublishedElement content, String editorAlias, String viewPath, String previewViewPath, Boolean isPreview)
   at ASP._Page_app_plugins_doctypegrideditor_render_DocTypeGridEditor_cshtml.Execute() in D:\home\site\wwwroot\app_plugins\doctypegrideditor\render\DocTypeGridEditor.cshtml:line 28
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage.ExecutePageHierarchy()
   at System.Web.WebPages.WebPageBase.ExecutePageHierarchy(WebPageContext pageContext, TextWriter writer, WebPageRenderingBase startPage)
   at System.Web.Mvc.RazorView.RenderView(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer, Object instance)
   at System.Web.Mvc.BuildManagerCompiledView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer)
   at Umbraco.Web.Mvc.ProfilingView.Render(ViewContext viewContext, TextWriter writer) in D:\a\1\s\src\Umbraco.Web\Mvc\ProfilingView.cs:line 25
   at System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper.RenderPartialInternal(String partialViewName, ViewDataDictionary viewData, Object model, TextWriter writer, ViewEngineCollection viewEngineCollection)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model, ViewDataDictionary viewData)
   at System.Web.Mvc.Html.PartialExtensions.Partial(HtmlHelper htmlHelper, String partialViewName, Object model)
   at ASP._Page_Views_Partials_grid_editors_Base_cshtml.Execute() in D:\home\site\wwwroot\Views\Partials\grid\editors\Base.cshtml:line 20

Recommended products

Yates Thrive Cacti Succulent Potting Mix

Specifically formulated for the successful growing of desert cacti such as opuntia, cereus and mammillaria, tropical cacti such as epiphyllum and schlumvergera, a rang eof succulent plants including aloe, euphorbia, kalanchoe and echeveria and bromeliads such as aechmea and vriesea.