Echeveria dusty rose, also known as dusty rose succulent, echeveria dusty violet, or just the dusty rose plant, is one of the most popular succulents for gardeners and indoor plant lovers.
While Echeveria plants are hardy, this does not mean they don’t need any care at all; they still need to be cared for properly in order to stay healthy and beautiful over time.
With proper care, you can grow an Echeveria dusty rose from a succulent cutting to become a gorgeous mature succulent in less than 12 months!
If you love echeveria, or just love succulents in general, then you’ll definitely fall in love with the dusty rose echeveria. Echeveria are relatively easy to grow and enjoy, making them great for succulent beginners!
Origin and distribution
Echeveria dusty rose is a plant that originates from Mexico. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family and is closely related to the echeveria plant. The dusty rose plant can be found in various shades of pink, but the most common variety is the dusty rose succulent.
These plants are native to dry, rocky areas and can be found in Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America. They grow best in well-drained soil with plenty of sun exposure. As they prefer hot climates, they should not be planted outdoors during the winter months or placed near drafty areas indoors.
Instead, it is recommended that you take the plant inside for the colder months and place it in an area with bright light where temperatures stay around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
A good rule of thumb when deciding whether or not your plant needs water is to wait until you see signs of wilting leaves before watering again.
Echeveria dusty rose propagation
Echeveria dusty rose can be propagated by leaf or stem cuttings. To propagate by stem cutting, remove a stem with a sharp knife or scissors and allow it to callous over for a few days. Once the stem has been calloused, insert it into well-draining soil.
To propagate by leaf-cutting, remove a leaf from the plant and allow it to callous over for a few days. Once the leaf has calloused, insert it into well-draining soil. If you are propagating by either method, put them in an area where they will get light but not too much sun.
Echeveria dusty violet should not receive any direct sunlight during the growing season because they require shade. They need very little water as long as the soil is kept moist at all times.
Like most succulents, echeveria dusty violet is not picky about its soil type as long as there is ample drainage. You can grow these plants in cactus potting mix, regular potting mix, or even in good garden soil. All three of these options will work just fine!
Echeveria dusty rose care information
Echeveria dusty rose plants are easy to grow and care for, making them a great choice for beginners. They prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun.
Water when the soil is dry to the touch, about once a week. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. These plants are not frost-tolerant, so be sure to protect them from cold weather.
Echeveria dusty rose is a beautiful succulent that is perfect for those who want to add a splash of color to their home or office. This plant does best in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some direct sun.
If you notice the leaves start to turn red, that means it’s getting too much sun and you should move it to a shadier spot.
You can also add a small amount of compost to the mix. Avoid using garden soil from your yard, because it will be too heavy for succulents.
When planting an echeveria in a container, make sure that there is enough room between the top of the container and the plant’s roots. If not, you will need to provide some type of drainage layer at the bottom of your container like rocks or gravel.
Water your dusty rose succulent when the soil is dry to the touch. Be sure to use a well-draining pot, as these plants are susceptible to root rot. Allow the water to drain completely before putting the plant back in its pot. Water less frequently in winter, as these plants go dormant during this time.
Echeverias need bright light, but not direct sunlight. Avoid frost pockets (indoors) and hot drafts (outdoors).
If overwatered and leaves turn yellow or brown, stop watering until the leaves return to their original color. If it doesn’t rain for an extended period of time then you may need to manually water your dusty rose succulents with a spray bottle or make sure they have adequate humidity by setting them on pebbles with water.
Just like any other plant, your dusty rose succulent will need fertilizer to help it grow. Fertilizer provides essential nutrients that help the plant to grow and thrive. When choosing a fertilizer for your succulent, be sure to choose one that is specifically designed for succulents or cacti.
You can find these at your local nursery or garden center. Apply the fertilizer to the soil around the base of the plant, being careful not to get any on the leaves.
Too much fertilizer can damage the roots of your plant so you want to make sure you only apply as much as needed.
Water thoroughly after applying the fertilizer to make sure it sinks into the soil properly. Fertilize monthly with this schedule: in April, June, September, and November.
The ideal temperature for a dusty rose succulent is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees, but anything below that will cause the leaves to start to drop off.
If the temperature gets too high, the leaves will start to turn brown and wilt. Dusty roses prefer well-drained soil with a lot of organic material in it.
Echeveria dusty rose requires moderate humidity to thrive. If your home is on the drier side, you can increase the humidity around your plants by grouping them together, using a pebble tray, or misting them with water. It’s important to not let your plants sit in water, as this can lead to root rot.
The ideal humidity range for echeverias is 40-50%. An easy way to increase the humidity level around an echeveria plant without letting it sit in water is to use a small dish of gravel mixed with some water and place it near the plant. The evaporating moisture will help keep the air moist and humid for your succulent.
When it comes to pruning your echeveria dusty rose, you’ll want to wait until the plant is done blooming. After that, you can trim off any dead leaves or stems. It’s important not to over-prune, as this can damage the plant. When in doubt, it’s better to err on the side of caution and not prune too much.
When to repot
Repotting is typically done every two to three years, or when the plant has outgrown its pot. To repot, gently remove the plant from its current pot and shake off any excess soil. Choose a new pot that is only slightly larger than the old one, and fill it with fresh succulent potting mix.
Carefully replant the dusty rose succulent, and water it well. Allow the plant to dry out for a few days before watering again. Be sure not to overwater your dusty rose succulent!
Many succulents, including echeveria, enter a state of dormancy during the winter months. This is a time of rest for the plant when growth slows and the plant conserves its energy. During dormancy, water needs are reduced and the plant may drop its leaves.
Don’t worry if your echeveria dusty rose goes dormant in winter – it’s just taking a well-deserved rest!
Water as usual throughout the season to keep the soil moist but not wet, fertilize every month with liquid fertilizer mixed at half strength, and give occasional doses of slow-release fertilizer throughout winter. Place plants on a window sill or some other area that gets bright light to encourage new growth in spring.
Echeveria dusty rose flower & fragrance
The flowers of the dusty rose succulent are a beautiful dusty rose color. They have a light fragrance that is similar to the smell of roses. The blooms are about an inch in diameter and they grow in clusters.
Echeveria dusty rose is a slow-growing succulent. It can take several years for a plant to reach its full potential size. When grown indoors, echeveria dusty rose typically only grows to about 6 inches tall and wide. Outdoors, it may grow up to 12 inches tall and wide.
The plant’s leaves are oval-shaped and have a dusty pink hue, which is where the plant gets its name.
Echeveria dusty rose is not toxic to humans or animals. However, the sap of the plant can cause skin irritation in some people. If you experience any irritation, wash the area with soap and water. If the irritation persists, seek medical attention.
USDA hardiness zones
Echeveria dusty rose thrives best in USDA hardiness zones 10-11. They are generally not frost-tolerant but can survive a light frost if the temperature does not stay below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.
Pests and diseases
Echeveria dusty rose is generally quite resistant to pests and diseases, but there are a few things to watch out for. Aphids, mealybugs, and scale can all attack echeveria, so be on the lookout for these little critters.
If you see any, you can remove them by hand or with a strong blast of water from the hose. If your plant does get sick, try to identify the problem and treat it quickly to prevent it from spreading.
You may also want to use a systemic insecticide. A common cause of leaf spots is over-watering, so make sure that your soil drains well and doesn’t stay wet for long periods of time.