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Echeveria Cubic Frost is a small succulent that grows around 8 or 9 inches (20cm to 22cm) in height and 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. This is a flowering succulent that produces lowers in spring and summer. Therefore, Echeveria Cubic Frost care is minimum. However, this does not mean that you can put the succulent plant aside once it is in the pot. The plant should well take plant care.
Cubic frost requires the right potting soil, watering schedule, light pots. Like other succulent types, it does not like to sit on wet feet potting mix. However, when the plant receives bright light, it thrives well.
Like other succulents types, cubic frost develops an ash cover compact rosette. When the plant receives more bright light, these rosettes grow a compact shape.
This succulent type genus is Echeveria, and the family is Crassulaceae.
How to care Echeveria Cubic Frost.
Depending on the Cubic frost location, we have to use different soil mixtures. Indoor and outdoor places have different ambient temperatures, bright light, and water evaporation. Therefore we have to use different soil mixes.
Outdoor Echeveria Cubic Frost Potting mix.
The ideal potting soil for Cubic Frost is 60% of inorganic matter and 40% of organic matter. The all-purpose potting mix contains high water repellent materials like peat moss. Therefore you have to you correct soil for Echeveria cubic frost succulent. The following potting mix is mainly suitable for outdoor Echeveria cubic frost and less humid regions.
- Sands 40% Gritty mix, Coarse sand, Granite sand, Turface, Lava rock (1/4 or 6mm or similar size) – 4 parts.
- Potting mix 30% – Readymade succulent or a cactus potting mix – 3 parts.
- Perlite, Pumice 30% – You can use either one material to absorb moisture – 3 parts.
Indoor Echeveria Cubic Frost Potting mix.
This alternative Cubic Frost soil mix ensures well drainage but fewer nutrients. If you live in a colder region or grow succulents indoors, the following potting mix provides better results.
- Pine Bark 50% – Use 1/4 or smaller size shredded barks – 5 parts.
- Sands 30% – Gritty mix, Coarse Sand, Granite sand, Turface, or Lava rock (1/4 or 6mm or similar size) – 3 parts.
- Perlite, Pumice 20% – You can use either one material – 2 parts.
Since it is an arid climate plant, Cubic frost watering more crucial; Overwatering and underwatering can slow down plant development and kill it.
As I always mentioned, once the potting soil completely dries up, you can water Cubic frost succulent. You can use a dry stick or moisture meter to check the succulent soil moisture level. The soak and dry method or squeezing bottle for water succulents plants are good watering methods. These methods provide moisture to your potting mix top to bottom.
Do not let the water touch leaves and stems. It will rot cube frost leaves and fungal diseases.
This succulent type prefers full to partial sun. It perfectly grows outdoor; however, its purple color powder coating can wash away if its leaves get wet. Therefore outdoor plants should provide better shelter. In addition, when the plant exposes to bright light, it produces more bright color leaves.
When growing Cubic frost indoors, select bright light places. Also, you can use artificial grow lights to provide supplementary light when it receives low light Echeveria Cubic frost laggy and less colorful.
While growing outdoor, always protect the plant from water. The leaves’ powder coating can wash away, and Cubic frost root rot can cause.
The perfect temperature for Echeveria Cubic frost succulent is over 60°F (15°C). However, it can survive at freezing -1.1 °C (20 °F) temperature. Therefore, always make sure that you provide wormer ambient temperature. When the temperature increases, its leaves get more colorful.
Like other succulent types, cubic frost echeveria not a heavy fertilizer feeder. Therefore once a year, you can provide a slow-releasing balance fertilizer granule.
The ideal time is spring or early summer. These seasons the plant actively grows. Therefore, once a month, you can apply fully diluted balanced liquid fertilizer.
Pots should be a good drain. The best pots for cubic frost echeveria succulents are shallow pots. Always select a pot checking the root bowl size.
Choose a succulent pot that is 2 or 3 inches larger than the root bowl. You can read more about how to choose succulents pots guide, for more detail about material selection, thickness, etc.
Echeveria cubic frost propagation can be done using leaf cuttings, offsets, stem cuttings, or seeds. Before you follow the propagation, your plant should be matured.
I do not recommend propagating young plants. The best time is spring or early summer. Do not propagate in falls or winter. This can cause rotting cubic frost succulent.
Echeveria cubic frost Offset propagation
With time, when the plant is growing, it develops offsets around the stem. When the offsets develop more than 2 or 3 inches in length and produce more than five leaves, we can consider them as well-developed offsets. So first, remove offsets using a sessor or knife. Then remove the cuttings bottom leaves and let offsets air day 2 or 3 days. Then you can plant it in new pots with correct succulent potting soil.
Echeveria cubic frost Leaf propagation
Another easy succulent propagation method is leaf cuttings. Select well-developed healthy leaves and remove them sharp cut. Let the removed leaves air dry for 2 or 3 days. These days do not let the leaves to sunlight or dry air. These things will hurt the leaves.
Then place the cubic frost leaves on the potting mix and spray water. Do not let the surface’s soil dry. You can see tiny leaves with roots after 3 or 4 weeks. During this time, do not expose Echeveria cubic frost leaves to direct sun or high temperature; it will shriveling them.
Echeveria cubic frost Stem cuttings propagation
This method is mainly useful for elongated echeveria. Using a sterilized knife or sharp scissors, you can cut the stem and let it air dry for 2 or 3 days. Then plant it directly in a succulent soil mix. You can read more about how to use succulent stem propagation using this tutorial.
Like other succulent types, Echeveria Cubic frost does not require annual repotting. Since these are slow growers’ plants, they can sit on the same potting mix for over 12 months. You can repot Cubic frost for 12 or 18 months. See my guide on how to repot succulents post for more details.
Dead leaves should immediately remove from the plant; pests can attract these things.
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