Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ – Information & Complete Care Guide
When my husband brought home an echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ for me one afternoon “just because,” I melted. It was one of the chunkiest succulents available in my area during late summer. I couldn’t help but fall in love with it that day!
I wanted to know everything about my echeveria haagal, so I got right to work researching and working with it first hand. Now, she is repotted in the perfect, breathable terracotta pot with well-draining soil and just loving life!
The scientific name for this succulent is echeveria tolimanensis matuda, but it is more commonly known as echeveria ‘haagal’ echeveria haagai ‘tolimanensis’. (Wow, try to say that five times fast.) For an easy read, I’ll call her echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ which is what she was labeled in her original nursery pot.
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Echeveria ‘Haagal’ echeveria haagai ‘tolimanensis’
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Physical Description of Echeveria Haagai Tolimanensis
echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ often has gray-green leaves, but mine maintains a gorgeous purple hue with a vibrant green center. The leaves are arranged in a rosette shape with the leaves pointing upward. In the ideal environment, the plant can grow up to eight inches wide and a foot tall. When the plant blooms during summertime, it produces orange-yellow flowers on a long stalk.
This particular type of echeveria is native to Central America and Mexico, but has been cultivated in the gardens and homes of many Americans.
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Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ Growing Season
The echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ grows slowly all year long when given warmth and sufficient sun, however, its growing season is most prominent during the spring and summer months.
It is a succulent and can be grown indoors or outdoors. If you live in an area with a Mediterranean climate, you can plant this succulent in your garden. If you live in an area with a colder climate, you can grow this plant outdoors in the summer and bring it inside before winter.
How to Care for Your Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’
There are certain conditions that your succulent needs, and if you can provide these things then you will have a healthy plant.
Your echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ does not need to be watered very often. On average, you should water your succulent about once a week in the heat of the summer (more if it’s scorching) or check every two weeks (especially when indoors). It is important to make sure that the soil has had time to dry out completely before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it is important to be careful not to water too often.
Echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ needs full sun to partial shade to grow properly. If you live in an area with a hot climate, it is best to provide some afternoon shade so that the plant does not get too much direct sunlight. It needs bright, indirect sunlight or full sun for at least six hours per day to maintain its color and shape. If the leaves start to stretch out or the color starts to fade, it is an indication that the plant is not getting enough sunlight.
The echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ needs well-draining soil to keep the roots healthy. Soil that drains slowly can lead to root rot. You can either purchase succulent soil or make your own by mixing potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand.
Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ Propagation Methods
Echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ can be propagated by seed, leaves, or stem cuttings.
If you want to propagate your plant by seed, you will need to wait until the plant blooms and produces flowers. Once the flowers fall off, the plant will produce seeds. Collect the seeds and plant them in well-draining soil. Water the soil lightly and keep it moist until the seeds germinate. Once the seeds have germinated, water the soil only when it is dry.
To propagate your plant by leaf, you will need to gently twist a healthy, mature leaf from the stem and place it on well-draining soil. Water the soil lightly and keep it moist until the leaf has rooted. Once the leaf has rooted, water the soil only when it is dry.
By Stem Cutting
To propagate your plant by stem cutting, you will need to cut a healthy stem from the plant and remove the lower leaves. Place the stem in well-draining soil and water it lightly. Keep the soil moist until the stem has rooted. Once the stem has rooted, water the soil only when it is dry.
You can even behead your echeveria (cut off the top portion of the plant) to propagate by stem cuttings. The head portion will reroot, and the stem will sprout new baby plants.
Troubleshooting Your Succulent
If your echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ is not growing properly, it may be time to troubleshoot to figure out its needs.
If your plant is wilting, has yellow or brown leaves, or its stem is soft to the touch, it may be overwatered. Check the soil to see if it is soggy or wet and then adjust your watering schedule accordingly. If the roots have started to rot, you can try to save the plant by removing it from the pot and letting the roots dry out before repotting in well-draining soil.
If your echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ has wrinkled leaves or its stems are shriveled, it may be underwatered. Adjust your watering schedule and make sure that you are giving your plant enough water.
Not Enough Sunlight
If your succulent is etiolated, has pale leaves, or its color is faded, it is not getting enough sunlight. Move your plant to a location where it will receive more sunlight.
Too Much Sunlight
If the leaves of your echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ are red or discolored, it is getting too much direct sunlight. Move your plant to a location where it will receive bright indirect sunlight or shade in the late afternoon.
Pests and Diseases
Echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ is susceptible to mealybugs, aphids, and other common succulent pests. These pests can be controlled with rubbing alcohol, insecticidal soap, or neem oil. This plant is also susceptible to root rot and fungal diseases if it is overwatered. Make sure to provide well-draining soil and water only when the soil is completely dry to avoid these problems.
Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ in Review
Echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ is a beautiful succulent that is easy to care for. It needs full sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, and occasional watering. This plant can be propagated by seed, leaves, or stem cuttings. If you have any problems with your plant, make sure to troubleshoot to figure out its needs. With a little care, your echeveria ‘haagai tolimanensis’ will thrive!