Echeveria elegans 'Blue prince'
Common Name: Mexican snow ball, Mexican gem, White Mexican rose
Botanical Name: Echeveria Elegans
Other names: Echevaria ‘Elegans Blue’
This bluish beauty from Mexico, which is also known as Mexican snowball, Mexican gem, White Mexican rose etc., is every gardener’s delight. There is one interesting thing to note that by nature, plants cannot be blue. But when clicked, this plant’s rosette of chubby rounded leaves reflects a blue-gray-green spectrum of colors in your pictures. During winter & spring it produces pink & yellow bell-shaped flowers tipped with a salmon-pink blush. Throughout the year, this sweet decorative plant will produce many small offsets around its base, perfect for replanting in miniature containers. All this makes the plant - the most sought-after type of Echeveria.
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.