Echeveria Elegans Raspberry Ice | 14 Super Interesting Care Facts |

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice are fascinating succulents which many people love to grow. These are originating from Mexico, and you could commonly spot them in rocky areas and in dry areas. 

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents is considered as the hardiest member of the Echeveria family.

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice is a succulent which is so smooth and delicate.  However, they could withstand winter conditions to some extent. 

So, we are going to cover their care tips, propagation methods and on the pests’ problems you may come across when growing them from this article. 

Hence, keep reading this as it will help you to enhance your knowledge on the Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulent as it will be useful if you wish to start growing this absolutely gorgeous plant.

Echeveria Elegans Raspberry Ice

How do I identify echeveria elegans raspberry ice?

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents usually have leaves which tend to take the shape of a spoon. Further they would be light green or icy blue in color. 

As they grow older, they would turn their leaves tinges into pink given that they get sufficient light levels. During summer, they tend to grow in a mounding manner. 

You could expect them to flower in summer along with cream flowers and they will arise on the long stems. These are rosette forming plants.

Size of the plant

They would reach to a maximum height of 15 cm and their maximum spread would be 25 cm

Growth rate

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice plants usually grow at a moderate rate and they would take about five years to fully mature.

Onelook care guide

Botanical NameEcheveria elegans raspberry ice plant
Common NameEcheveria elegans raspberry ice plant
Plant TypeSucculent
Mature Sizemaximum height of 15 cm / maximum spread 25 cm
Sun ExposureFull sunlight to partial sunlight
Soil TypeWell-draining
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorCreamy Color
Hardiness ZonesUSDA hardiness 8-11
Native AreaMexico
ToxicityNon-Toxic
Average price $ 7

How do you take care of Echeveria elegans raspberry ice? 

Light Requirement 

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents require full sunlight and partial shade to survive well

They should be exposed to full sunlight preferably in the morning hours and for shade during the rest of the day. 

Just like with other plants, if you end up exposing them to bright sunlight particularly during summer, it could create sunburns in the plants.

Moreover, if you wish to add them to your indoor gardening collection, select a bright sunny spot to place them which could possibly be a bright windowsill. 

Still be mindful to not keep it closer to glass windows, especially in intense summer conditions.

Further, do not ever bring your plants outdoors full sunlight at once especially if you have grown them as indoor plants for a long time.

The reason behind that is, it could cause trauma to the plants.

Temperature and humidity

As aforesaid in the beginning of the article, Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents can withstand colder weather conditions to some extent. 

They can withstand a minimum temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit but avoid exposing them to such conditions for too long as it will be unhealthy for the plants. 

Hence, I recommend you shift them indoors if you have grown them outdoors.

Is it cold hardy?

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents are little cold hardy up to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).

USDA Hardiness Zone

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents are hardy in USDA hardiness zone 8-11.

Watering Requirement 

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents require only minimum water to thrive well just like the other succulents in general. 

You should be vigilant to avoid supplying them with excess water as it could create fatal outcomes on the plants. 

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents do not prefer to be in waterlogged conditions as it could make them more prone towards bacterial and fungal infections.   

I recommend you water the plants thoroughly and allow them to wither afterwards. 

Moreover, you need to always ensure that your soil is dry from the previous watering session and only then you need to proceed with watering them.

Soil Requirement Type / pH

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents prefer to grow in a soil mix which has excellent drainage

As such best is to grow them in a succulent soil mix or in a cactus soil mix which you could easily purchase from the stores. 

Avoid growing them in regular soil mix as they do not have excellent drainage as the succulent and cactus soil mix do.

It is crucial that your soil mix is well draining so that there will be no excess moisture retained in the soil mix and do not create soggy or damp conditions there. 

If you wish you could make an appropriate soil mix on your own by blending potting medium, coarse sands and perlite at 1:1:1 ratio. 

The purpose of adding perlite and coarse sand is to fasten to drainage of the potting medium.

Flowering and Fragrance

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents produce creamy flowers during summer.

Pot size Potting and Repotting

You could go ahead with terracotta pots or with clay pots to grow the Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents as those materials do not retain excess moisture within the pots. 

Those are all porous materials and would be ideal to grow these plants. When it comes to repotting, you may go ahead with the general steps to repot them.

I recommend to repot them once you newly purchase them from the stores as the soil quality would not be that great. 

Usually, you could repot them once every couple of years.  

Where to Plant 

You could plant the Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents in a place where they can gain full sunlight. 

Moreover, grow them in a well draining soil mix as well. 

Fertilizer and time of year

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents do not require fertilizers a lot. However, if you still wish to feed them, you could feed them with a light fertilizer during their active growing phase.

Dormancy

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents go dormant in winter.

Can be toxic to pets

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents are not toxic for pets or for humans.

Common bugs and illnesses

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents are resistant to pests and to diseases. 

Having said that, you need to watch out for mealybugs, aphids as they could invade your beloved Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents. 

In addition to that root rot is another major concern which you may come across when growing them.  

Special Care tips

Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents need only a minimum supervision from you as they could thrive well on their own. 

However, I recommend you remove the older and dead leaves unless those could be so attractive towards pests and those would be perfect breeding places for them. 

Further, you could conduct regular inspections on your plants and see whether the plant is growing healthy or whether there is any indication of an upcoming disease.

How to propagate echeveria elegans raspberry ice

You could mainly use Echeveria elegans raspberry ice succulents’ s offsets and cuttings to propagate them.

If you wish to use their offsets you could simply break them and plant them in a well-draining soil mix.

In addition to that, you could use their leaves to propagate them too. You simply need to remove them from a mother plant whilst using a disinfected knife. 

Once you obtain those, you should leave them in a hot and dry spot where they can develop callous. That will avoid any potential infection which could take place. 

It would take a few weeks to a few months to form roots and they will gain all the essential nutrients from the mother leaf at first. 

However when the original leaf is dried up, you could take it off and go ahead with planting them.

Conclusion 

Before wrapping this up, trust you found this article very useful, and you are much more confident in handling these beautiful plants. 

All you need to make sure is to grow them in a well-draining soil mix, water them properly and expose them to adequate sunlight levels. 

As long as you fulfill these requirements, they could survive well and reward you with attractive plants in return.

Credit to : Rookie P Chanel
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I’m Dr. Chamika, As a hobby love talking about plants and showing you that taking care of indoor plants. My website is knowledge I’ve learned over the years and continue to learn about growing succulents. If you’re a succulent lover, then you have come to the correct place.