Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 11:57 am
Echeveria tippy is a hybrid cross between two plants, Echeveria Agavoides and Echeveria Derenbergii, and one of the more delicate members of the Echeveria genus.
It’s an unusual succulent in that it requires more shade than most, as well as careful watering techniques to encourage good growth and prevent rot from occurring.
You’ve probably seen them around your local nurseries and garden centers: colorful, speckled echeveria plants that have the look of cacti but are actually succulents.
A beautiful echeveria plant can be the crowning glory of any succulent collection, but growing these stunning plants requires more than just carefree neglect. You’ll need to pay attention to a few special details in order to take good care of your echeveria tippy and ensure that it stays healthy and beautiful for many years to come
If you’re thinking about bringing one home, here are some tips on how to care for echeveria tippy and how to grow this beautiful succulent plant in your own home or office.
Origin and distribution
Echeveria tippy is a native of Mexico and can be found in the mountainous regions of that country. It is also found in Guatemala. This succulent has been introduced to other parts of the world and can now be found in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Echeveria tippy is a member of the Crassulaceae family and is closely related to other echeverias, such as Echeveria elegans and Echeveria pulvinata. The leaves are usually bluish-green or grayish-green with white spots on the underside.
In winter, they turn brown but will grow back again in spring. The flowers come out in summer, though they’re not very showy because they’re small and pinkish-white. These plants grow best outdoors year-round in USDA hardiness zones 10 through 12.
Echeveria tippy propagation
Echeveria tippy can be propagated by leaf or stem cuttings. To propagate by leaf, gently twist a leaf from the main plant and press it into well-draining succulent soil.
Water the soil and keep it moist until new growth appears. To propagate by stem, cut a 3-4 inch piece from a healthy stem and allow it to callous for a few days before planting in well-draining succulent soil.
Water the soil and keep it moist until new growth appears. The more light they receive, the more compact they will grow. The potting mix should be kept evenly moist all year round and fertilized monthly with general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength (1/2 tsp per 1 qt of water).
Be sure not to overwater as rot may occur. Echeveria tippy is one of the easiest succulents to grow and maintain!
Echeveria tippy care information
Echeveria Tippy is a beautiful succulent that’s easy to care for. They prefer bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
These plants are drought-tolerant, so don’t worry if you forget to water them occasionally. If you’re growing them indoors, make sure to place them in a bright spot near a window.
Echeveria tippy requires bright light to maintain its variegation. If the leaves start to lose their color, it’s an indication that the plant isn’t getting enough light. Move it to a brighter spot and make sure to give it plenty of direct sunlight.
South-facing windows are ideal. If there is not a south-facing window available, move your plant closer to a window with bright light or add additional artificial lighting.
Echeveria tippy can also be placed in front of an east- or west-facing window as long as there is plenty of indirect sun coming in during the day.
Echeveria tippy does best in a well-draining cactus/succulent potting mix. You can make your own by mixing together two parts perlite or sand and one part peat moss or coco coir.
Be sure to add some extra grit or pumice to the mix to ensure good drainage. The soil should also be very porous, so if you’re not using a commercial mix, try making your own with coarse sand (or builders’ sand) and pumice.
Keep in mind that if you’re going to be re-potting an echeveria after it outgrows its container, then use a container that is at least 1 larger than the old container’s diameter – otherwise, the plant will simply tip over when watering it from above!
Echeveria tippy is a drought-tolerant succulent, so it doesn’t need much water. In fact, too much water can be harmful and cause the plant to rot. Water only when the soil is completely dry. When you do water, give the plant a good soaking until water runs out of the drainage holes.
Allow the plant to dry out completely before watering again. Echeveria tippy should not have more than one inch of water in its pot at any time. It may take up to three weeks for an echeveria tippy that has been watered thoroughly to fully recover from being watered.
Once the echeveria starts to show signs of wilting or browning leaves, or if it’s been overwatered recently, cut back on how often you water it. If this happens repeatedly over a long period of time, your plant will die from root rot.
Echeveria tippy is a beautiful succulent that’s easy to care for. When it comes to fertilizer, less is more. Use a low-nitrogen fertilizer and apply it sparingly. If you notice the leaves start to yellow, that’s an indication that you’re over-fertilizing.
Be careful not to fertilize too often because the echeveria will grow rapidly and its leaves will droop from excess water.
One of the most important things to remember when caring for echeveria tippy is temperature. They prefer warm weather and can tolerate temperatures up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, they will not do well in cold weather and should be protected from frost. If you live in an area with cool winters, it’s best to grow echeveria tippy indoors.
Echeveria tippy can tolerate lower humidity levels than most other succulents, making it a great choice for those who don’t have a naturally humid environment. However, they will still appreciate a little extra moisture during the hotter months of the year.
One way to increase humidity around your echeveria tippy is to use a pebble tray filled with water. You can also mist your plant regularly, or use a humidifier if you have one.
The ideal humidity range is 40-60%. It’s important to note that while echeveria tippy can handle low humidity, if the air around them becomes too dry they may develop small brown spots on their leaves called chlorosis.
If this happens, spray them with some water until the spots disappear and then keep an eye on things so this doesn’t happen again!
Echeveria tippy can be pruned back quite severely and will often produce new growth from the cuttings. Be sure to use sharp, clean shears to make a clean cut. If your plant is looking leggy, you can cut it back by up to half its height.
New growth will appear in a matter of weeks. Cut back succulents when they start getting too tall for their container.
To do this, trim off the top portion with hedge trimmers or clippers and remove any excess material that’s hanging on the sides of the pot. Wait at least two weeks before watering again so that newly trimmed pieces have time to dry out completely.
When to repot
Repotting echeveria tippy is best done in the spring after the plant has had a chance to rest. The succulent will need a new pot that is only one size larger than its current pot. Be sure to use well-draining cactus or succulent mix and water sparingly until the plant is established in its new pot.
Echeveria tippy are hardy plants but can succumb to rot if watered too often. To prevent rot it’s important not to overwater your succulents. You should also try misting them occasionally as this helps replenish their natural oils in the leaves and stems.
Echeveria tippy will enter a period of dormancy or winter rest if the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. During this time, the plant will stop growing and may even lose some of its leaves.
To care for your plant during dormancy, simply stop watering it and allow the soil to dry out completely. Once spring arrives and temperatures start to rise, you can resume watering and your plant should start to grow again.
When fall approaches, gradually reduce the watering frequency until your plant enters dormancy. You can fertilize once a month with any type of fertilizer when not in dormancy.
Flowers & fragrance
The echeveria tippy is a beautiful succulent that produces lovely pink flowers. While the plant does not have a strong fragrance, the blooms are very pretty and make a great addition to any succulent collection.
When caring for this plant, be sure to give it plenty of bright light and well-draining soil. These tips will help you grow a healthy and stunning echeveria tippy of your own!
Echeveria Tippy is a slow-growing succulent, so don’t expect it to grow too quickly. The best way to encourage growth is to give it plenty of bright light and well-draining soil. Be sure to water it regularly, but don’t let the soil get too soggy. If you’re looking for a fast-growing succulent, this isn’t the plant for you. But if you’re patient, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful plant that’s easy to care for.
Echeveria tippy is not considered toxic to humans or animals. However, as with all succulents, it is important to take care when handling the plant as the sap can cause irritation.
The plant does best in bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun. Water when the soil is dry to the touch and be sure to have well-draining soil. Feed with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
USDA hardiness zones
Echeveria tippy thrives best in USDA hardiness zones 9b-11.
Pests and diseases
Echeveria tippy is a stunning succulent that’s easy to care for. However, like all plants, they are susceptible to pests and diseases. The most common pests are mealybugs and aphids.
These pests can be controlled with regular spraying of insecticidal soap or neem oil. Diseases are less common but can include root rot, which is caused by overwatering.
To avoid this problem, make sure the pot has plenty of drainage holes. It’s also important to use the right soil mix, something well-draining but not too light. A good way to judge this is to place some in your hand and squeeze it firmly together.
If water runs out then it’s too sandy; if it doesn’t run out then it may be too heavy.