Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 11:56 am
Echeveria Afterglow is a fleshy succulent plant. They come in many colors, but the most popular is green and purple with either white or yellow stripes on them. These plants have interesting leaves that grow upwards instead of down like some other succulents.
Echeveria Afterglow can be propagated by gently breaking the plant off of its roots and replanting it in a pot. Planting Echeveria Afterglow is fairly easy because they love to be in full sun, with well-drained soil or sand, and slightly moist soil.
The best way to care for an echeveria afterglow succulent is to give it many hours outside in the full sun during the day, but bring it inside before sunset. Echeveria Afterglow prefers well-drained soil or sand with a little bit of moisture added periodically throughout the year. Be sure not to overwater them because they will rot and die if too much moisture is left on their leaves.
The most important thing to remember when caring for echeveria afterglows is that they are succulents, not houseplants. Succulents need a lot of sun and do well in hotter temperatures (not less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit). They also require more water on occasion as opposed to other plants which generally use less water.
Echeveria Afterglow succulents are a favorite of many because they grow quickly and can provide color to your home for years to come.
Origin of Echeveria Afterglow
Echeveria Afterglow is a hybrid from Echeveria purpusorum and Echeveria rosea that was developed by Kenneth M. Smith of the Ugnari Nursery in Florida, USA during the 1960s to early 1970s from seedlings of unknown parentage collected from Mexico at an undisclosed date earlier than 1960.
This cultivar has wide, light green leaves with white stripes that fade to pink in the sun. The flowers are deep purple or blue-purple on compact spikes. It is very easy to propagate – just snap off one of its fleshy leaves and plant.
The succulent is drought tolerant, which makes it a perfect houseplant for those who want to keep its leaves colorful without having much direct light. It has been described as looking like “a sunset come alive” or “shimmery air” by admirers of the color that shifts from pink to purple.
How do you grow Echeveria Afterglow?
Echeveria Afterglow is a common succulent that can be propagated in the following ways: plucking, cuttings, and division.
Cut off an individual rosette from the side of its parent plant just below the surface of the soil, make sure there are at least five leaves on it with healthy roots connecting each leaf to the central point, so be careful with what you’re cutting off if you want to propagate new plants!
Then, remove any leaves from the bottom of this rosette that has withered or browned and discard them.
Finally, place the succulent in a cup with just enough water so that it’s not sitting on top of all your soil, but rather resting on its own roots.
Place the cup in a sunny window or somewhere it will receive bright, indirect sunlight.
Echeveria Afterglow can also be propagated from division.
Dividing your plant is a lot more difficult than taking cuttings, so it’s best to only do this when you really enjoy the original plant and want some of its offspring for yourself, or if you’re feeling extra generous!
Does Echeveria have death blooms?
Yes! If you’re lucky enough to have an Echeveria Afterglow, it’s likely that its leaves will begin turning brown from the edges. This could be due to a number of reasons:
- too much sun or water
- not being watered often enough
- failing to provide appropriate light conditions (bright but indirect sunlight is ideal).
- You should also check to make sure your plant isn’t getting too much water, as this can cause the leaves to turn brown from being over-watered.
How do you care for Echeveria?
Echeveria care can be summed up in three easy steps:
- light, and
Make sure to place your succulent somewhere with bright but indirect sunlight (you don’t want scorching sun exposure!) and make sure it has just the right amount of weekly watering. Be careful not to over-water or under-water!
Temperature-wise, Echeveria care is pretty easy. The ideal temperature for this succulent is between 65˚F and 80˚F, not too hot or too cold!
Remember: the key to caring for succulents is water, light, and temperature. So make sure you’re maintaining all three of these factors to ensure you get the best looking Echeveria possible.
Does Echeveria Afterglow need sun?
Echeveria Afterglow needs a lot of sunlight. It will do best in full-sun conditions. If you are unable to provide this, then make sure that it has lots of bright light and is not shaded by trees or buildings all day long. You can also place the plant near a south-facing window for some natural sunlight.
Echeveria Afterglow is an easy succulent that propagates in three ways:
- cutting or
Make sure you put it somewhere with bright, indirect sunlight and water it just enough so that your succulent isn’t sitting on top of all the soil. But be careful! If you want to propagate new plants from either a cut or division, make sure there are at least five leaves with healthy roots connecting each leaf to the central point.