Echeveria setosa

Echeveria Setosa Mexican firecracker plant

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Echeveria Setosa, also known as the Mexican Firecracker Plant is spoon-shaped and belongs to the Crassulaceae family. As the name suggests, the succulent is native to Mexico and offers a dormancy of winters. Echeveria can grow up to 2 inches in height. 

Growth Rate

While slow growing, echeveria setosa is also a straightforward growing plant. Until full bloom, the plant grows as much as 2 cm every day.

Flowering

The urn-shaped Echeveria setosa flowers will be red-coloured with yellow tips. They will grow in clusters during the spring and summer seasons.

Watering and Feeding

To give the best echeveria setosa care, water the succulent when 1/3rd of the soil has dried out. In summers, increase the frequency of watering and reduce it during the winters. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer but keep in mind that excess feeding can kill your Echeveria.

Soil

Use plenty of sand to ensure quick drainage. Ideally, a cactus and succulent soil mix for your firecracker plant will work wonders.

Hardiness

Thriving in warm temperatures, Echeveria Setosa should be kept at a temperature of 65-75° F during the day and 50-55° F at night. The succulent can withstand temperatures as low as -3.9° C to 10° C and belongs to a hardiness zone of 9b to 11b.

Light

Bright light and 4 hours of direct sunlight each day are what will make the firecracker plant display its best colours. 

Propagation

You can choose from the methods of Echeveria setosa propagation - offsets, leaves, or stem cuttings! No matter which method you choose, keep in mind that the offsets will take their own sweet time to grow. 

The short branching stems and fleshy green leaves are what set the mexican firecracker plant apart. Whether planted indoors or outdoors, its maintenance is very easy and straightforward.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com,  llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Fall/winter
Common Name Mexican fire cracker
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Green/lime
Frost Tolerance 5°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9 – 12
Height 4"
Origin Mexican
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Echeveria setosa
Shape Spoon-shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun

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No words for this plant, it's so good and arrived in excellent condition.

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Thank you for sending me such a fascinating small echeveria.

Echeveria setosa

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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