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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 Known 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 Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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