Common Name:Â Mexican snow ball, Mexican gem, White Mexican rose
Botanical Name:Â Echeveria Elegans
Other names:Â Echevaria â€˜Elegans Blueâ€™
Â This bluish beauty from Mexico, which is also known as Mexican snowball, Mexican gem, White Mexican rose etc., is every gardenerâ€™s delight. There is one interesting thing to note that by nature, plants cannot be blue. But when clicked, this plantâ€™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:Â Up to 15 cms high
Soil Requirement:Â Sandy, Cocopeat, well drained
Watering Schedule:Â Once a week as per the weather conditions. Plant will demand more water in hot conditions.
Light condition:Â Full or partial sunlight for 4 â€“ 6 hours a day
Ideal Temperature:Â Anywhere between 18 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions:Â 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:Â Rock gardens, shaded Balcony, bedroom, windowsill, tabletop, vertical garden, etc.
Â â€¢ Avoid keeping this plant outside during rainy season and also during the days of extreme heat or extreme cold. â€¢ 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. â€¢ 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. â€¢ 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.