Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine is a succulent that is native to Mexico and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. Another accepted scientific name for this succulent is Echeveria agavoides ‘Corderoyi’.
This succulent is commonly known as Molded Wax. It’s a tiny succulent with fat leaves that grow in a stemless, typically single rosette. The rosette can reach a height of 5 inches and a diameter of 8 inches.
It has triangular emerald green leaves with a reddish border and a terminal spine. In the warm seasons, the flowers are pinkish-red with dark yellow petals, and the stems grow up to 20 inches.
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How to Care for Echeveria Agavoides Aquamarine
Caring for Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine can be a little tricky, but most people are able to manage it. It is not very different from other succulents. Here’s a detailed care guide for Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine:
Exposure to direct sunlight is not recommended for Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine. Morning or evening sunlight is good for this plant. In the afternoons, it should be placed in a shaded area or an area that receives filtered sunlight.
If you live in a place that experiences very mild summers, you can keep your Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine outside all day.
Watering is the trickiest part of caring for an Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine. You need to be very careful not to overwater it as too much moisture makes it vulnerable to fungi and rot.
If you live in a high humidity area, avoid leaving this plant outdoors for too long. Depending on the climate, water it once a week or once in 2 weeks. Avoid misting the rosettes with water.
Soak the soil thoroughly and do not water again until the soil dries. Overwatering can cause discoloration in the leaves of the Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine.
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Like all succulents, Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine needs quick-draining soil. A regular succulent potting will work just fine for this plant. You can add some perlite to increase the draining capacity of the soil.
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Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine does not necessarily need fertilizer. If you are so inclined you can use a small amount of 20-20-20 fertilizer at the beginning of spring. It might help in the production of flowers in your plant.
Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine cannot tolerate temperatures lower than 34 degrees F. The plant should be moved indoors if there are chances of frost during the winters as it will not survive freezing over.
It is active during the summers and does not mind the heat. However, it should not be placed in direct sun. Place your Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine in a partially shaded area.
Fortunately, Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine is not susceptible to many pests or diseases. You need to be on the lookout for mealybugs, as they love feeding on juicy succulents.
Excess moisture can cause fungus on the leaves. Take care not to overwater and you’ll be fine!
Potting and Repotting
When choosing a pot or container to grow an Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine in, it is important to choose the right size. As a rule of thumb for all succulents, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the root ball. This helps to ensure the soil doesn’t stay too damp.
Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine does not require frequent repotting and should only be repotted once they have outgrown their previous container. To repot an Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine, ensure that the soil is completely dry before removing it from its potting container. Repotting in the spring is usually recommended as the plant will be entering into its active growing period.
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Propagating Echeveria Agavoides Aquamarine
Propagating Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine is not an easy task. For best results, make sure to do it in the spring during their growing period. Propagation can be done by leaves, offsets or seeds but none of them have a high success rate.
If you use seeds, make sure to buy them from a reliable seller. Propagate them the same way as succulents. If they do sprout, it will take up to a year for them to get big enough to repot.
Offsets do not appear in every Echeveria agavoides Aquamarine. If your plant has an offset, it might be your best chance at propagation. Carefully extract them and repot them in similar soil.
Leaves can be a viable method of propagation during the growing period. Carefully extract a few leaves by twisting and pulling.
Leave them to dry for a few days so the wound can heal. Plant them in a succulent potting mix and you should see new leaves sprouting in a couple of weeks.
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How Big Do Echeveria Agavoides Get?
Echeveria agavoides do not grow very big. They are small succulents and most of them only grow 5-6 inches tall. They can spread out over a large area, with diameters up to 15 inches.
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