Echeveria Neon Breakers Succulent 16 Care Tips | For Amazing Garden |

Echeveria Neon Breakers are very handy in using indoor gardens. We can easily maintain them. 

They  usually carry  fascinating colors which make them perfect fits for any type of garden. These plants belong to the family Crassulaceae and genus Echeveria.

This is a O’Connell hybrid which is a combination of  Echeveria “Pink Frill” shaviana succulents and another parent plant which is yet known.

This plant is  commonly called Mexican Hens and Chicks. This is a  quite famous plant among the succulent lovers due to numerous reasons.

This plant withstood drought conditions better than other fellow plants in the Echeveria genus. Not only that, this is a famous fast growing plant too. Moreover Echeveria neon baker could bear the pests’ attacks better than other members of the same family. 

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How do I identify echeveria neon breakers?

Echeveria Neon Breakers are rosette type succulents. We could see their rosettes in pink, purple and even in blue green.

Leaves would be pink in color. Further they crinkled edges. They have a texture which is unique to themselves.  

When they  grow fresh, they will have blue-green color leaves along with pink margins on them. 

However once it gets adequate levels of sunlight, their leaves will tend to look sunset colored. They will turn a blend of colors of deep purple, magenta, and pink.

You could spot those colors more significantly during summer and in early fall as well. At this point of time, the stalks in purple color could  form  in the center of the rosette. After that,  you can see flowers in pink color. 

Size

the Echeveria Neon Breaker, will achieve a height of 3″ (7.6 cm). On the other hand, rosettes could be about 8″ (20 cm) in width.

Growth

This plant is known as a fast growing plant.

One look care guide

Botanical NameEcheveria neon breakers
Common NameMexican Hens and Chicks
Plant TypeSucculent
Mature Sizeheight of 3″ (7.6 cm).
Sun ExposureFull sunlight to partial sunlight
Soil TypeWell draining
Soil pHSlightly acidic
Bloom TimeSummer / early all
Flower ColorPink
Hardiness Zones10a
Native AreaMexico
ToxicityNon toxic
Average price10 USD
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How do you take care of an echeveria neon breakers? 

Light Requirement 

Bright sunlight would be very essential for Echeveria Neon Breakers plants when they grow. That would assist them to maintain their colorful   tips of the leaves.

Just as with the other succulents in general, Echeveria Neon Breaker plants would also love to have four to six hours of bright sunlight on a daily basis , so that they could grow well.

Having said that, it is not possible for the tiny and the freshly propagated plants to survive in extreme heat conditions and in harsh sunlight.

As such, you should use sunshade which could filter the sunlight. That will also avoid the plant getting sun burnt. We need to acclimate these succulents to full sun gradually.

That will prevent any sun damage which could occur, particularly in the intense heat conditions and in harsh sunlight.

Having said that chances are that these plants could still get trouble  from sun burns and from sun damages though they are acclimated to full sun or not particularly during intense heat conditions.

Besides that, the plants which don’t get adequate sunlight, will go through Etiolation conditions. When they are running short of enough sunlight, they tend to bend towards a direction where they can get maximum sunlight.

As a result of this, they will tend to stretch towards that direction and will get leggy. Their growth will  be slower as a repercussion of this activity.

Whenever you spot a Echeveria Neon Breakers which are suffering from Etiolation, relocate the plant to a bright sunny place where it can get enough sunlight.

If you consider growing it indoors, you may place it near a bright sunny window.

If you think that the natural sunlight is not sufficient for your Echeveria Neon Breakers , especially if you live in a low light area along with longer periods of winter, you may provide extra light artificially. You could use a grow light for this purpose.

Temperature and humidity

Echeveria Neon Breakers would love to be in temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you expose them to slightly higher temperatures than these, you could see how the colors intensified.

Do not expose them to drastic increases in the temperatures. Otherwise sunburn could take place.

You could try using sun protection substances to safeguard them from extreme hot and warm conditions. Alternatively, you could let them grow indoors.

Be mindful to provide the same level of sunlight when you are growing them indoors.

Is it cold hardy

Echeveria Neon Breakers are not  hardy plants during cold and winter conditions. They are particularly not resistant to frost. 

It could not thrive in temperatures less than 30 degrees Fahrenheit for a prolonged period.

Consider that you are someone who lives in an area where the temperature drops to 30 degrees , then you may grow them indoors during that period and later on bring them outdoors when the weather conditions get better.

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Hardiness Zone

They would prefer to grow in Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

Watering Requirement 

Echeveria Neon Breakers would reward you with an amazing plant once you give it  the proper care it requires. This is the type of a succulent which would want the regular succulent watering standard just like the other succulents.

It is vital that you water them properly as it is one of the most significant factors which help to make these plants pleased.

Do not let them be in moisture for too long. Do not let the extra water retain in the soil too. You may apply the soak and dry method to check whether the soil is dry or wet.

Further You can simply observe whether the soil is wet by simply placing your finger deeper into the soil . if you feel like it is dry you may go ahead with watering.

Be careful to not over water the Echeveria Neon Breaker plants, as there will be severe repercussions such as root rot and chances are that the plant will finally perish.

Soil Requirement Type / pH

When they grow naturally, they tend to grow in rocky places and in mountain areas with high altitude.

Fast draining is a common characteristic  of these places. Water could move through efficiently and the roots will not have to stay in  moisture for a prolonged period.

Therefore, ensure that you provide it with a well draining soil mix as then there is no chance of retaining any water in the pot.

Best is to use a sandy soil type like cactus soil mix for them to grow. Further you could add elements such as perlite into the soil which will make the draining faster.

Flowering and Fragrance

They generally bloom in late summer and in  early fall . flowers of Echeveria Neon Breaker plants would be deep pink in color and will form on upwards from the stem.  

Pot size Potting and Repotting

You should select a pot which is 5 times bigger than the plant’s size when you are growing these plants.

At the same time, ensure that your pot also has enough draining holes to ensure that your plant’s roots are dry. 

You should ideally conduct repotting when the plant is root bound. The pot you should use has to be one third size larger than the initial pot. 

You may repot the plant for the first time, when you have purchased it from the store.

Firstly check whether the soil is completely withered. Afterwards, take off the plant smoothly. Clean the old soil around the plant. Take off the older leaves so that pests can’t occupy those areas and invade your plant.

When you remove the older and dead leaves, your plant will be less susceptible for other diseases as well.

 Plant it in a new pot along with proper soil mix. After that you may resume watering lightly after about two weeks. 

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Where to Plant 

These plants require bright sunlight. So, if you think of growing this in an outdoor plant  ensure that it could grab an adequate amount of sunlight. Ideally it should be full sunlight to partial sunlight.

Due to this, you  could ideally plant them outdoors given that it would have the proper temperatures also to thrive.  

They would appreciate hot and dry conditions and they are fond of warmer weather conditions. .

If you are someone who lives in an area where there will be a colder temperature, you should grow them indoors. You simply have to supply them with an adequate amount of sunlight. 

Fertilizer and time of year

Echeveria Neon Breakers do not depend much on fertilizers, particularly if you repot in a new potting mix.  You may apply fertilizers if you have kept the  plant in the same old potting mix.

You could use a diluted fertilizer for succulents.  You could feed them during their actively growing season twice  a week.

Dormancy

Echeveria Neon Breaker plants are  Winter Dormant plants

Other plants Pairs Well With

Echeveria Neon Breaker plants would make a great pair with Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

Can be toxic to pets

They are  non-toxic plants for both pets as well as for humans.

Handling the plant

You need to fulfill  this plant’s  basic necessities. You should handle this plant with care.

Common bugs 

This is the type of a plant which will be safer from pests as well as from  diseases. Having said that, there could still be chances of mealybugs attacks.

This especially happens when you forget to remove the dead leaves from the plant.

In addition to Mealy bugs, it could also invite other pests and fungus to invade your precious plant.

Special Care tips

These plants could withstand drought conditions in general. When you water them, ensure that you do it thoroughly and deeply. When you water them again, make sure that they are dry.

You may be aggressive in watering during hot and dry conditions and that will avoid the leaves getting shriveled.

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How do you propagate a echeveria neon breakers?

Propagation through stem cuttings

Firstly, get a healthy stem from Echeveria Neon Breakers. Trim off the stem while using a sterilized knife.

Here, make sure that you let some leaves remain on the top part of the stem without leaving any on the base of the plant. Leave it for two days to let it become callous.

Plant the stem cuttings in the soil.

Resume watering slightly and locate the container in indirect sunlight. After a few weeks.New roots will develop.

Propagation through stem Offsets

You could use offsets also to conduct propagation. Get an offset from the mother plant’s rosette. You could simply twist and pull the rosette off. Leave it for two days to let it become callous.

After that, you may go ahead and plant the root in the soil.

Make sure the offset is planted on top of the soil. You could misting  slightly here or instead you could water them lightly too. Place them somewhere it gets indirect sunlight for a few weeks until the roots get stable.

How do you repot echeveria neon breakers?

Firstly check whether the soil is completely withered. Afterwards, take off the plant smoothly. Clean the old soil around the plant.

Take off the older leaves so that pests can’t occupy those areas and invade your plant.

When you remove the older and dead leaves, your plant will be less susceptible for other diseases as well.

Plant it in a new pot along with proper soil mix which is well draining. After that you may resume watering lightly after two weeks time. 

Echeveria neon breakers plant benefits

These plants could be handy in using for rock gardens if you live in warm conditions.

Furthermore, it would be a  great  pick for patio plants and for dish gardens as well. Moreover, we could use them in open terrariums too. 

We could plant them in small pots or in containers which could grace our indoor landscape. Finally, many people tend to use it in bridal bouquets as well.

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Related questions 

Is echeveria neon breakers an indoor plant?

We could grow these plants indoors . But we need to provide them with adequate sunlight along with its essential temperature.

Furthermore, we need to be consistent in watering and make sure that we fulfill all of  their  growing requirements.

Is echeveria neon breakers toxic?

They are non-toxic plants for both pets as well as for humans.

Do echeveria neon breakers need direct sunlight?

They need bright sunlight but it is not  mandatory to be direct sunlight though.

Bright sunlight would be very essential for Echeveria Neon Breaker plants when they grow. That would assist them to maintain their colorful   tips of the leaves.

Just as with the other succulents in general, Echeveria Neon Breaker plants would also love to have four to six hours of bright sunlight on a daily basis , so that they could do well.

Morning sunlight would be the best for these plants. You may cover them to protect them from afternoon harsh sunlight.

Alternatively , you may locate them in a shady place. Unless, if you expose these plants for the scorching sun, chances are that there could be sun burns.

Should I mist my echeveria neon breakers?

You could mist these plants. During propagation through offsets of these plants , you may mist the soil slightly once it is dry in condition. You could continue doing this until the roots get stable.  

Credit to: Desert Succulent
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