Echeveria ‘Apus Cristata’ is a intriguing plant from the succulent family, native to the central American region. With colourful, coral-like leaves, this Echeveria is extremely eye catching. Like all succulents, this plant is great for the low-maintenance plant parent, it thrives on irregular watering and a bright space.
Echeveria ‘Apus Cristata’ experiences dormancy during winter and should be watered irregularly in this season. In summer the plant prefers to dry out between watering. The Echeveria will thrive in a bright space on a South-East facing window. Afternoon sun will be too intense for this plant in the height of summer. Avoid watering onto the plant its self, as water that stays on the plant, rather than the soil, can cause fungal infections or result in rotting.
Echeveria ‘Apus Cristata’ will grow in a bunching way, if the plant outgrows the pot, leaves can be broken off in clumps and propergated by laying them on top of a cactus and succulent mix. With the correct position and care, this plant will grow into one of the weirdest, most loved succulents of any collection.
Size: this plant is about 5 cm tall and between 5-10cm wide and comes in a plastic nursery pot 8cm big in diameter.
Care Tips: Bright morning sun, some air flow, avoid touching the plant.
Light: dull sun but can tolerate low light
Water: sparingly, once per month in winter, once every week and half in summer
Soil: fast draining potting mix like cactus mix
Plant toxicity: this plant is not toxic to humans nor animals.