Echeveria Lilacina

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  • Low Maintenance Succulent
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 Inches
  • Pet Safe 

Searching for a unique, low-maintenance plant to add vibrant charm to a table/desk at your home/office? If so, Echeveria lilacina, otherwise known as Mexican Hens and Chicks, and Ghost Echeveria, may be just what you are looking for. Originating from Mexico, this diminutive cultivar with its glaucous, evergreen foliage arranged in a delicate rosette, thrives in bright direct light and requires minimal care. This striking, slow-growing house plant is the perfect example of a plant that any newbie gardener can handle with minimal fuss. With Echeveria Lilacina, you can simply, as the late Ron Pompeii would say, “set it and forget it.”

Best Locations For Growing Echeveria Lilacina

Echeveria Lilacina will do well in any room that has access to bright direct light and humidity levels ranging between 20% to 40%. This hybrid prefers daily temperatures ranging between 68°– 80°F and nightly temperatures varying between 50°F – 70°F. Choose a room that isn’t frequented by little hands or paws, though, because this lovely plant is toxic to pets and people. 

Echeveria Lilacina Sunlight Requirements

Echeveria Lilacina prefers six hours of bright direct or indirect light in order to maintain its attractive form and gorgeous colors. A placement near south-facing or east-facing windows is ideal.

Echeveria Lilacina Care

Choose a 5-inch or 6-inch pot for your new Echeveria Lilacina. A good indoor potting soil amended with sand/perlite will do. This slow-growing succulent also does not need frequent repotting. Simply repot your Echeveria Lilacina in a pot that is one to two inches bigger than the old pot when you think this plant no longer has sufficient room for its roots to grow. 

This cultivar does need frequent pruning. Trim dead leaves to promote growth and prevent disease when needed. And if you love this evergreen perennial so much that you would love to see it duplicate, you can propagate it by using leaf cuttings and offsets.

Watering Echeveria Lilacina

While Echeveria Lilacina requires little fuss, this typical succulent is susceptible to overwatering and underwatering. Make sure to feel the soil before watering, and water when the top 2 inches feel dry. 

Feeding Echeveria Lilacina

A slow-growing succulent, Echeveria Lilacina, can survive in soil depleted of nutrients.  As a result, this evergreen perennial is sensitive to overfeeding. If you choose to fertilize this lovely house plant, do so annually with a diluted, water-soluble fertilizer that is lower in nitrogen than phosphorus and potassium.

Echeveria Lilacina Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 inches
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade/Description: Coral, or Pale Pink
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Silver
Foliage Description: Silver-Grey
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Below Average (20% - 40%)
Common Name: Echeveria Lilacina
Other Name(s): Mexican Hens And Chicks, Ghost Echeveria
Scientific Name: Echeveria lilacina
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.