Echeveria 'Chinensis lotus'
Common Name: Red Dragon, Vishnu Kamal (Hindi)
Botanical Name: Echeveria Chinensis
Other names: Echeveria ‘Chinensis Lotus’
Origin: Central America, Mexico, South America
Echeveria chinensis lotus is a gorgeous fast-growing succulent from Echeveria family. If you are looking to fill up a spot for your rock garden, then this one will surely rule the space in no time. With its lotus shaped foliage of thick dark green leaves and a hint of pink at the edges - this succulent will certainly attract a lot of birds from your vicinity. And then there is this unique texture on the leaves which is beautiful beyond words can ever describe. This plant is an emotion in itself! It will surely be an excellent addition to your succulents’ collection.
Growth Habits: Up to 15 cms high
Soil Requirement: Sandy, Cocopeat, well drained
Watering Schedule: Once a week as per the weather conditions. Plant will demand more water in hot conditions.
Light condition: Full or partial sunlight for 4 – 6 hours a day
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 18 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: This plant hardly needs any repotting but whenever required you can easily repot the plant with fresh soil or large container having proper drainage.
Suitable Locations: Rock gardens, shaded Balcony, bedroom, windowsill, tabletop, vertical garden, etc.
• Avoid keeping this plant outside during rainy season and also during the days of extreme heat or extreme cold. • Always use pots with proper drainage hole. Excess water can damage the plant in a very short time. Never let your succulents sit in water. • Water only when the soil is dry to touch. Do no put or sprinkle water on leaves of this plant as it may cause damage. • You can keep this plant indoor, but it will not grow quite as well due to its high requirement for sunlight. They need substantial amount of light to thrive.