Echeveria laui


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Echeveria laui

Echeveria laui is one of the most attractive Echeverias. It is a slow-growing, usually unbranched succulent with blue-grey leaves covered…


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Echeveria Laui – Gallery & Plant ID Guide

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Echeveria Laui is a stunningly attractive and highly sought after succulent, native to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Somewhat fragile – don’t touch the leaves! – and hard to grow, they are not the easiest plant to look after or get hold of.

We have put together a gallery of Echeveria Lauis for you to enjoy!

Echeveria Laui Identification Guide

Echeveria Lauis can be hard to find, so the best way to be sure you have one is to get it from a reputable dealer.

The leaves of Echeveria Lauis are covered in a beautiful powdery pale blue to white farina.

They can grow up to 6 inches tall, with rosettes as wide as 5 inches.

There can be a few similar varieties, as well as hybrids of Echeveria Laui with plants such as Pachyphytum Oviferum.

There is an image of the Echeveria Laui flower above -they are peachy-rose in colour.

Echeveria Laulindsayana – Image copyright Mrsbear19 @ Reddit

Echeveria Laulindsayana (above) is a cross between Echeveria Laui and Echeveria colorata f. lindsayana.

Echeveria Laui Care Guide

As mentioned already, the plant is quite fragile and the farina/powder coating on the leaves can be easily rubbed off – so treat with care!

Often people ask the question “Will the farina come back?”

Unfortunately the answer is no – the farina will not come back – however as new leaves grow from the center of the plant they will replace the ones that have been smudged.

Echeveria Lauis are polycarpic, which means they flower multiple times per year. This can be quite energy intensive for the plant, so in some situations you will want to cut down the flower stem – eg if your plant is a little sick or struggling.

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How to care for Echeveria

Here are the tips for caring for an Echeveria succulent plant in your backyard garden or inside your house:

Echeveria grow well in well-drained, light, dry soil, full sun to partial shade and will need very little water once it is mature.

These plants will grow well in bright, direct sunlight and warm temperatures
It thrives when kept between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

When it’s the plant’s growing season, you must water the plant thoroughly periodically. Wait for the soil ti dry out completely before you can water them again.

Climate: Echeveria much like most of the other non-hardy succulents adapts well indoors when placed in areas like the window seals where there is exposure to direct sunlight for an hour or more. If your home benefits from having a patio, Echeveria succulents will most likely thrive inside that space and they will also enhance the look to create an amazing decor by simply having Echeveria as your decorative patio planters.

Direct Light Supply: By nature, Echeveria succulents are outdoor plants, and that makes them to favorably do well outside as they’re used to their native growing grounds, so it shouldn’t come to you as a surprise when Echeveria likes full sun exposure.

Watering And Soil Moisture Levels: Echeveria succulents are very adaptable plants who will do well both indoors or outside, the key is knowing how much water they need, how to water them and keeping the overflow plate underneath the planter empty as they don’t like to be kept too wet, but they also are notorious for drooping leaves when kept too dry.

The Type Of Soil: Succulent plants are very selective to the type of soil they thrive in, likely so is how much water each particular soil used can hold water and moisture. If the soil is not crumbly and water lodged as clay soil, expect problems. The same can also be said if it is too loose and won’t hold nutrients well. Abit of pebbles and decorative stones goes a long way to make your Echeria thrive in your chosen type of soil while also looking at a decorative fixture.

Fertilizer: While fertilizing your echeveria plant is not a requirement, the most beautiful succulent plants you see are probably as a result of better plant food. And choosing to fertilize your Echeveria plant is a no-brainer choice for most backyard gardeners who want their yard looking impeccable.

Containers: Planters play a huge role in keeping accurate levels of moisture for your succulent plants. If you choose poorly aerated containers to grow your cacti plants, the risk of ratting roots and drooping leaves is likely to follow.


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