Is Echeveria My New Favorite Hobby?

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In summary, the conversation revolved around a new hobby of collecting and growing spiral aloe plants. The plants are unique and expensive, with prices ranging from $2 to $26 for a 350mL plant. They are also known for their mathematical patterns. Despite some challenges with squirrels and headaches, the plants are highly appreciated for their beauty and resilience. The conversation also touched on the idea of mathematical lives of plants and a "how to" guide for potting them.
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I have a new hobbie

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Quite expensive stuff :wink:
https://aloe-mallorca.com/produkte?cat=114
$26 350 mL

Beautiful plant, and best of all: mathematical!
http://i.imgur.com/ZrgBM.jpg
 
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No no no, I will be posting more pictures, $2 a plant. I'm just having these splitting headaches. I already have a dozen of these and many are flowering.

https://www.google.com/search?q=flo...587XAhVK1oMKHd5KArcQ_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=769

They are so beautiful, one has been in bloom for 8 months.

When I moved here, the squirrels walked all over them and knocked leaves off, not only did every leaf start a new plant where it fell, but everywhere they knocked off a leaf, a new plant grew, that I now need to remove and pot.

The colors, the shapes, the flowers. OMG! And you can't kill them, don't water them, no problem.
 
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A nice "how to" on potting them
 

1. What is Echevevaria?

Echevevaria is a genus of succulent plants that are native to the Americas. They are known for their rosette-shaped leaves and vibrant colors.

2. How do I care for my Echevevaria plant?

Echevevaria plants require bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. They should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot. They also do well in warmer temperatures and can be fertilized once a month during the growing season.

3. Can I propagate my Echevevaria plant?

Yes, Echevevaria plants can be propagated through leaf or stem cuttings. Simply remove a healthy leaf or stem and let it dry for a few days before placing it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist and new roots should form within a few weeks.

4. How often should I repot my Echevevaria plant?

Echevevaria plants should be repotted every 1-2 years, or when they outgrow their current pot. Use a well-draining soil mixture and be careful not to damage the delicate roots when repotting.

5. Is Echevevaria toxic to pets?

Yes, Echevevaria plants contain toxic substances that can be harmful to pets if ingested. Keep your plant out of reach of curious pets and monitor them closely if they are prone to nibbling on plants.

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