Succulents are more popular than ever these days, and why not? They are easy to grow, come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors, and they just look really cool. A newer hybrid cultivar called Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ is a great choice if you are just getting into succulents and a perfect addition to any current collection.
What is Lilac Mist Sedeveria?
Sedeveria plants are hybrids of sedum, a diverse and large group of drought-tolerant perennials, and echeveria, a large group of stonecrop succulents that also has a lot of diversity of color and shape. By crossing these two types of plants, you get a whole range of new succulents in exciting colors, textures, growth habits, and leaf shapes. Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ gets its name from the color, which is grayish green with a lilac blush. The shape of the plant is a rosette, with nice fat leaves. It grows compact with a chunky shape. One cutting fills a pot about 3.5 inches (9 cm.) across. This pretty succulent is a great addition to containers of multiple succulents, but it also looks nice by itself. If you have the right climate you can grow it outdoors in a rock garden or desert-style bed.
Lilac Mist Plant Care
Lilac Mist succulent plants are desert plants, which means they need sun, warmth, and soil that drains every time. If planting outside, early spring is the best time. Once you get it established, your Lilac Mist sedeveria will not need much attention or watering. Creating the right soil mix is essential to getting your sedeveria established. The soil needs to be light and loose so add coarse grit, or just start with grit and add compost. If you need to transplant the roots will tolerate the move. During the hot growing season water sedeveria whenever the soil completely dries out. In the winter you won’t need to water as often, if at all. As your plant grows each year the bottom leaves will shrivel and brown. Make sure you remove those to prevent any fungal infections from developing. Beyond occasional watering and removing dead leaves, a sedeveria should thrive without much intervention on your part.
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