Echeveria pulidonis, also called Pulido’s Echeveria, is a small succulent native to Mexico. It forms rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves in shades of blue-green to reddish-brown, with red edges that deepen in color when exposed to bright light.
In the summer, it produces tall stems topped with clusters of bright yellow to orange flowers.
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About Echeveria pulidonis
|Botanical Name||Echeveria pulidonis|
|Common Name||Pulido’s Echeveria|
|Light||Bright, Indirect Light|
|Bloom season||Spring, Summer|
|Water needs||Low, Moderate|
Echeveria pulidonis Care
Echeveria pulidonis is a succulent that prefers moderate to bright light. If you have a south-facing window, this is an excellent place to grow it. The plant will also grow well in lower light conditions, such as those found in a north-facing window or under artificial lighting.
The soil requirements for this plant are very simple: it grows best in cactus soil, which is made from sandy loam. This means you can use regular potting soil, but you’ll want to add some sand at the bottom of your pot before planting.
This plant needs good drainage and needs to be watered frequently. When watering, make sure that the water drains well so that the plant does not sit in excess water. Watering every 1-2 weeks will be sufficient to keep this plant happy and healthy.
The Echeveria pulidonis is a succulent plant; as such, it has a very specific set of temperature requirements. It should be kept in a place where the temperature does not fall below 20 degrees Celsius or go above 45 degrees Celsius. The ideal temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius.
The Echeveria pulidonis prefers low humidity levels. Therefore, it should be kept in a place where the relative humidity does not go above 40 percent. The ideal humidity level will be around 30 percent.
Echeveria pulidonis grows best with a balanced slow-release fertilizer about every three weeks during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during winter.
The most common reasons for needing to trim a succulent are:
Overgrown roots – If your succulent has long roots that hang down below its pot or soil surface, they may need to be trimmed, so they don’t rot and cause damage to other parts of the plant or its container.
Dead leaves – Dead leaves can be removed by hand, but sometimes there are so many dead leaves on a succulent that manually removing them can be time-consuming and difficult. In this case, you may want to use scissors or even pruning shears.
Potting and Repotting Echeveria pulidonis
When it comes to repotting, be sure to do so when your Echeveria pulidonis becomes rootbound or when its roots have grown out of the drainage holes in the pot. Neglecting to repot can result in yellowing leaves and wilted plants. To ensure the best outcome, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the previous one, and use a well-draining soil mix formulated for succulents.
How to Repot (Step-by-Step)
- Gently remove the plant from its old container, taking care not to damage the leaves or roots.
- Remove any dead or damaged leaves and trim excessively long roots.
- Fill the new container with a well-draining soil mix.
- Place the Echeveria in the new container and backfill it with soil, gently pressing down to secure the plant.
- Water the plant thoroughly and allow it to drain.
- Place the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight and avoid watering for a few days to allow it to acclimate to its new environment.
Propagating Echeveria pulidonis by offsets(Step-by-Step)
- Wait until late spring or early summer to find offsets on the plant.
- Carefully remove the offset from the parent Echeveria using a clean, sharp knife.
- Let the offset dry and callus over for several days.
- Plant the offset in a well-draining soil mix.
- Water sparingly and provide bright, indirect light.
This plant produces yellow, bell-shaped flowers on tall, thin, red colored stems in the summer. The flowers are quite small and have a delicate, romantic feel. They complement the plant’s powdery blue-green leaves and make a stunning addition to any garden or indoor space.
Echeveria pulidonis is generally considered non-toxic, although some sources suggest that it may cause skin irritation in some individuals.
NOTE: This page is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. The toxicity of an ingested substance varies depending on the amount ingested, the animal’s weight, and its sensitivity to specific allergens. Contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control center immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a toxic substance.
Aphids are a common pest of Echeveria pulidonis and can be identified by their small size and pear-shaped bodies. They tend to feed on the plant’s new growth and tender leaves, causing leaf curling and stunted growth if left untreated.
Mealybugs can also infest Echeveria pulidonis and can be identified by the white, powdery wax they produce. They tend to feed on the undersides of leaves and can cause yellowing and wilting of affected leaves.
Spider mites can also be a problem for Echeveria pulidonis. They can cause yellowing and browning of leaves and can be identified by the webbing they produce around the affected areas. Regular misting and the use of a miticide can help control these pests.
- Placing under harsh sunlight
- Using poorly drained potting mediums
- Fertilizing during dormancy