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When I found this beautiful Echeveria ‘Morning Beauty’ at my local greenhouse, I fell in love. Although it’s a petite plant, its stunning coloring helps it stand out from the crowd. I immediately thought it’d be so perfect for a small workspace or apartment with limited shelf space. This succulent would beautifully fill space in a container garden.
Like many types of succulents, the Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ requires minimal maintenance and little fuss. It is essential to understand the nuances of your particular succulent before beginning any care regimen, as each variety has its distinct requirements.
Originating in Mexico, the ‘Morning Beauty’ is a fan favorite due to its gorgeous rosette shape and stunning pink hues. Plus, it’s non-toxic to humans and pets so you can rest assured that your little plant friend will be safe! Furthermore, it is a spectacular houseplant as it helps purify the air.
Ready to dive in and learn more about properly caring for your new Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’? I’ve outlined all the necessary information you need to help your succulent thrive.
Morning Beauty Echeveria
Physical Description of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
‘Morning Beauty’ is a small succulent with solitary rosettes of densely crowded, long blue-gray leaves with pink-red margins and tapered tips. The leaves are coated with farina, giving the rosette a soft, powdery look and feel.
The Echeveria ‘Morning Beauty’ grows up to four inches wide and no more than three inches tall, making it an ideal choice for those looking to cultivate an eye-catching display in a small space. In the spring, it produces a profusion of yellow-orange blooms that add a splash of color to your plant collection.
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Growing Season of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
‘Morning Beauty’ is a succulent that loves hot, dry conditions. It grows best in the spring and summer months, and will remain dormant during the cold months of winter.
This hardy little plant can survive temperatures down to 25-50 degrees Fahrenheit, although it will not survive a hard frost. With proper care, it can be successfully grown indoors in average room conditions with around 40-50% humidity.
How to Care for Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
Caring for ‘Morning Beauty’ is fairly effortless. Here are a few tips to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy.
Watering Needs of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
Like most succulents, ‘Morning Beauty’ prefers a ‘soak and dry’ watering method. When the soil is completely dry, give the roots a good soaking (be careful to not let them sit in the water though). Wait until the soil has completely dried before watering again. For some plants, this can be a week or two, depending on the amount of sunlight they’re getting.
Note: Dead leaves often harbor pests, especially mealybugs. So I’d recommend before watering that you remove any dead leaves from around the base of the plant.
Sunlight Needs of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
‘Morning Beauty’ loves at least six hours of bright sunlight per day. Because it is coated in farina, its leaves are protected from sunburn and allow it to tolerate full sun. Healthy amounts of sunlight bring out the most beautiful pinkish-red color in this succulent, making it an attractive addition to any sunny windowsill or outdoor area.
Soil Needs of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ needs soil that is well-draining and allows for maximum aeration. It’s best to use a prepared succulent potting soil or cactus mix.
If you want to make your own, you can combine three parts potting soil mix with one part perlite and two parts coarse sand. This combination is ideal for providing your succulent with the right amount of drainage it needs to thrive.
Note: Make sure you also choose a pot with good drainage, so that your plant’s root system can get plenty of oxygen.
Propagation Methods of Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
Propagating your ‘Morning Beauty’ is relatively easy and can be done both by stem cuttings or leaves.
With stem cuttings, select a healthy stem with several leaves on it, cutting about half an inch below the last leaf. Gently remove at least two or three of the leaves at the bottom of the stem. Set it aside for about two days to allow the stem to callus over. Place the cutting in loose, lightly moist soil until it takes root (the roots should be visible after a few weeks).
Leaf propagation is also possible and the process is quite simple. All you need to do is pluck off a healthy leaf from the stem and wait for it to dry out for about 1-2 days. Then, place it lightly on top of your soil mix until the leaf has taken root (this usually takes a few weeks). Once the new plant has taken root, simply water it lightly and wait for it to grow.
Troubleshooting Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’
If your Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ starts to look less than perfect, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot its health.
Common signs of overwatering include yellow leaves, rotten stems, and mushy roots. If you think you’ve been overwatering your plant, hold off on watering for a few days and let the soil dry out completely.
Lack of Sunlight
If your Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ is not getting enough sunlight, its leaves may start to look dull and pale. It may also start to become “leggy,” meaning that the stem will get longer and thinner, and the leaves will be spread far apart. Make sure your plant is receiving at least six hours of bright light each day to keep it healthy and maintain its compact rosette shape.
If you notice white cotton-like substances on the leaves of your plant, this usually means that mealybugs or other pests have invaded its home. Carefully remove any bugs with warm water and a soft cloth or cotton swab. Use a mild insecticidal soap or diluted rubbing alcohol to help repel them from coming back.
Finally, Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ is prone to root rot if it is exposed to too much moisture. If you think your plant has root rot, remove the affected roots and allow the plant to dry out completely before repotting it in fresh soil.
With proper care and attention, your Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ should flourish in no time!
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Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ in Review
Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ is a delightful succulent that can add beauty and serenity to any home or garden. With its bright pinkish-red-tipped leaves, it stands out as an eye-catching addition to your indoor decor.
Whether you’re looking to create a stunning centerpiece or simply want to add some greenery in the form of this exquisite succulent, Echeveria Subsessilis ‘Morning Beauty’ will be sure to bring life into your space.
Thanks to its low water needs and hardiness, the ‘Morning Beauty’ succulent is a great choice for even novice plant parents who are just starting on their gardening journey. With proper care and attention, your ‘Morning Beauty’ will grow and flourish effortlessly, adding a relaxing touch to your dreamy room.