Echeveria peacockii care infographicEcheveria Peacockii is a very popular household succulent all over the world. It is very easy to look after.

Find out everything about growing them — from propagation methods to care needs — in this well-researched article, courtesy of our succulent experts.

What Is Echeveria Peacockii?

Echeveria Peacockii is a small-sized succulent from Mexico that grows at high altitudes under warm, dry conditions.

– Size

Echeveria peacockii succulentThis small succulent produces a circular arrangement of leaves called rosettes. Each rosette measures only about 6 inches in diameter. The overall height of the stem depends upon where you grow it.

In a pot, the height remains small, reaching up to only 3 to 5 inches in total.

But if you grow them outdoors under the right conditions, they can also reach up to 12 inches in height.

– Foliage And Leaves

The leaves of Echeveria Peacockii are thick and soft. These are small-sized with round edges.

You will love its leaf color, that is a gorgeous silvery green and blue-green with a hint red at the edges.

– Flowers And Bloom

Inflorescences of bright orange-red or pink flowers are produced in the summer. The flower stalks are very long and slender and grow from the center of the rosette.

As many as 12 flowers can bloom during each flowering season. However, potted varieties may produce fewer flowers than garden-grown ones.

Echeveria Peacockii Care

Your Echeveria Peacockii will grow into a beautiful plant if you take care of it appropriately and with love. Learn the basic requirements of this succulent as well as any other Echeveria Peacockii hybrid below.

– Light Requirements

  • Now, this is a succulent that just loves light. We have had better success growing it in partially shaded conditions rather than putting it directly under the sun. This is because direct sunlight can cause sunburn and stunted growth.
  • We recommend putting it near a window or in a brightly lit room when grown indoors. An eastern or a western-facing window receives the best light. Avoid the southern-facing window as it usually receives harsher light.
  • If you want to keep Echeveria Peacockii outdoors in a garden or nursery, do so under some kind of shade.
  • The longer you expose this succulent to bright light, the richer the will become in color; with their leaves turning a lovely blue with pink edges.

– Water Requirements

  • Peacock Echeveria is a drought-tolerant houseplant. You will not need to water it a lot.
  • Always water your Peacockii thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry before you water it again. This is called the soak and dry method which must be followed carefully.
  • The pot should have a proper drainage hole for excess water to drain off. If you place a pan under the pot to collect this drained water, remove it immediately or it will cause root rot in the long run.
  • During winter and in the dormancy period, this succulent will need even less water.
  • Do not pour water directly on the plant stem and leaves. Direct it towards the soil instead.

– Soil Requirements

  • The primary requirement of soil for Peacockii is that it should be rapidly draining. A soil that retains moisture for long periods is troublesome for the plant roots.
  • Soil mixed with sand or cactus mix works the best. Or you can just take regular soil and mix it with gravel and pumice to increase its drainage.

Propagation

Echeveria peacockii propagationPlant propagation is the method by which new plants grow from a variety of sources such as seeds, stem cutting, offsets, etc. Plants that grow offsets at the base of their stems are called ‘hen and chicken’s plants.

Peacock Echeveria is one of them. These off are the most common form of propagating this plant. You can also use leaves and stem cuttings.

This is how you can propagate Echeveria Peacockii from cuttings.

  • Spring Is the Best Time for Propagating This Succulent.

This is when the winter dormancy period ends and the plant becomes ready for new growth.

  • Take Care While Cutting for Propagation

Offsets can be removed easily by hand. For leaves, you should use clean knives or scissors to cut them. Cut leaves as close to the base as possible.

Stem cuttings should be carried out carefully. Many beginners tend to damage the parent plant while taking stem cuttings.

  • Dry Your Cuttings First

Cuttings should be allowed to dry completely until calluses form before they can be replanted. You can do this by putting them on a piece of paper for at least one whole day.

  • Use Rooting Hormone Before Planting Your Cuttings

Now take your new pot, fill it with fresh soil and plant your cuttings on it. We always apply rooting hormones on stems and leaves for additional benefits.

  • Place the Pot in the Right Place

Keep your newly potted pot in an area where it receives bright indirect light. Water regularly but also allow the soil to dry. You should see new roots and shoots emerge quite soon.

Propagating From Seeds

Seeds can be obtained from the Echeveria Peacockii flower after it has died. Cut the dying flower and place it on a napkin to dry. Afterward, remove the seeds and plant them in the pot.

– Transplant and Repotting

  • Repotting should be done when the plant outgrows its current pot.
  • Spring is the most suitable time to do this.
  • Choosing the right pot is the most crucial part of repotting. The size of the pot should not be too large. Yet, it should last upto two years.
  • The pot should also have a proper drainage hole at the bottom.
  • Use a knife to remove the plant roots along with soil from the old pot. Wash the roots and then transplant them in new soil.

– Echeveria Peacockii: Temperature Needs

This plant needs warm, dry temperature conditions to grow to its full size. Average temperatures should be 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes Echeveria Peacockii ideal indoor plants.

Avoid cold temperatures, especially frost, at all costs. You don’t want your plant to die of frostbite. Temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit are tolerable. But if they fall below this point, move this plant indoors.

– Fertilizer and Feed

  • Fertilizer is not really an absolute requirement for your Peacockii.
  • You can use it once in a couple of months to give your succulent a boost. Use cactus fertilizer and make sure to dilute it two to four times before spraying it carefully onto the soil.
  • The beginning of spring is a good time to fertilize your succulent as this is the bloom period for your Peacockii.

Problem

You are not likely to experience many problems with those plants. However, there are some possible problems that you should be on the lookout for.

– Look Out for Pests

Always be on the lookout for any pest infestation with these succulents. Keep a special eye on the area of the plant under the leaves, as pests like to hide in these places. Aphids, mealybugs or vine weevils are the most common pests.

If you happen to find them on your plant, remove them using a cloth or water spray. Mealybugs can be removed using castor oil too. Use a good insecticide only when you think the infestation has become severe or prolonged.

– Prevent Fungal Infections

Overwatering almost always leads to severe fungal infection of the roots. Stem and leaf rot can also develop if you pour water on them and not the soil. You can prevent this by only giving water when the soil is dry.

If your Peacockii does develop fungal rot, spray it with a potent fungicide. You may also need to remove the infected plant tissue. Early intervention will get rid of the disease quickly and you will be able to save your succulent houseplant.

Conclusion

Echeveria peacockiiYou now know all there is to know about this beautiful succulent. Now let’s go over the most useful points one more time below.

  • Echeveria Peacockii is a small succulent that produces silvery-blue foliage with pinkish-orange flowers.
  • Provide bright indirect light. Keep it either in a window or a garden but with partial shade.
  • Water sparingly. Check to see if the soil has dried before watering again.
  • Always invest in well-draining soil such as soil mixed with sand and cactus mix. The pot should also have a proper drainage hole at its bottom.
  • You can propagate Echeveria Peacockii through leaves, offsets, stem cutting or seeds.
  • Cutting, offsets, and leaves need to be dried first and then planted in the new pot. Seeds can be obtained by drying dead flowers.
  • The average warm temperatures that these succulents need are 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • This house plant cannot tolerate frost and extremely low temperatures at all. During harsher winters, move it indoors.
  • Keep an eye out for pests and bugs on your plant. You can remove them physically or use an insecticide to get rid of them.

In order to grow and propagate any plant, you need knowledge and patience. In this article, we have equipped you with all the right information for growing Echeveria Peacockii. Now it is up to you to put your heart into it.

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