Echeveria Orange Monroe | 12 Amazing Little Known Care Facts |

Echeveria Orange Monroe is one of the most stunning plants you will ever come across in the succulent world. 

They would be handy to use for collectors’ gardens as well as for container gardening too.  This is unique and attractive and it has its own beauty.  

Its flowering activity makes it even more graceful during their flowering season which is usually spring. These are generally hardy plants and even a fresher in gardening can start growing these plants. 

Echeveria Orange Monroe is in fact a hybrid of a plant which is yet to be revealed.

Once these plants go through stress, they become more vivid in their colors.  In fact, chances are that their leaves’ margins would become green to red or orange depending on the intensity of the lighting they received.  

Those leaves could readily offset, and this is considered as a collectable plant. Moreover, Echeveria Orange Monroe is a fairly famous succulent particularly in America and in Asia.

Echeveria Orange Monroe

How do I identify Echeveria Orange Monroe? 

As aforesaid, you could identify these plants from their vibrant colors particularly when they are in stress. 

When they are exposed to strong light levels, they will go through stress and consequently they will change their leaves tips into deep yellow and orange colors. 

In addition to that, the leaves of the Echeveria Orange Monroe would be soft and white in color. Moreover, they will consist of a powdery center as well.

Size of the plant

The size of the plant varies within the range of 70-80 mm.

Growth rate

Echeverias in general are a slow growing set of plants.

One look care guide

Botanical NameEcheveria Orange Monroe
Common NameEcheveria Monroe
Plant TypeSucculent
Mature Size70 – 80 mm
Sun ExposureFull sunlight to Partial sunlight
Soil TypeWell-draining
Soil pHPh should ideally be around 5.5-6.0.
Bloom TimeSpring 
Hardiness Zones9b-11b
ToxicityNon toxic
Average price$ 50

How do you take care of Echeveria Orange Monroe? 

Light Requirement 

Echeveria Orange Monroe needs to have full sunlight to grow well. As such if you grow them indoors, it is important that you expose them to bright sunlight

Best would be to locate them near a bright sunny window when growing them at your home.

However, if you feel like they are still running out of sunlight, you could consider shifting them out for a while and bringing them indoors.

As aforesaid, it is important that you expose them to bright sunlight since only then they can become more vibrant in colors. 

Apart from that if you fail to supply enough sunlight, chances are that they will become etiolated.

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However, I would suggest you place grow lights near the plants so that it would be helpful to supplement extra light for them.

On the other hand, if you grow the Echeveria Orange Monroe as outdoor plants, you need to plant them in a place where they can gain full sunlight to partial sunlight. 

As aforesaid, Echeveria Orange Monroe could withstand full sunlight. Despite that it is crucial that you slowly acclimate them to full sunlight unless it could make the plants traumatized. 

Not only that but also, if you expose them to heat waves, it could create sunburns in the plants too.

Temperature and humidity

Echeveria Orange Monroe prefers to grow in hot and dry weather conditions. However, refrain from exposing them to high humidity levels though. 

Further do not leave them exposed to frost conditions also as they are not frost hardy. If you expose them to excess humidity levels that would be quite unhealthy for the plants. 

If you wish to have better air circulation, you could consider placing a fan near the plants.

Is it cold hard?

Echeveria Orange Monroe cannot thrive well in colder weather conditions.

USDA Hardiness Zone

Echeveria Orange Monroe prefers to grow in USDA hardiness zones 9b-11b ( -3.9 degrees Celsius or 25 degrees Fahrenheit).

Watering Requirement 

When it comes to taking care of Echeveria Orange Monroe well, watering them properly is very crucial. They also have a typical water requirement just like the other succulents. 

Literally you need to ensure that you do not leave them in waterlogged situations. Just as with the other succulents you need to avoid watering them in abundance.

You may consider watering them little more than what you do in winter.

If you end up over watering your Echeveria Orange Monroe plants in winter, that will lead to severe repercussions such as root rot etc. 

Consider that your plants are running short of adequate sunlight and you are providing them with excess water that would be the biggest mistake you could make while growing these plants.

As such, the best would be to apply the soak and dry method when watering these beautiful plants.

That will allow you to water the plants thoroughly and let the excess water move through the draining holes of the pot. 

In addition to that if you are not sure whether you need to water these plants or not, you need to ideally wait for a couple of days and then resume watering. 

You could always revive an under-watered plant rather than an overwatered plant.

Soil Requirement Type / pH

The right soil mix to grow the Echeveria Orange Monroe should be ideally an acidic or a neutral one. Ph should ideally be around 5.5-6.0. 

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In addition to that as you may already know succulents in general need to have a soil mix which has excellent drainage, and these plants are no different to them. 

Easiest and the most convenient thing to do would be to provide them a succulent soil mix or a cactus soil mix. 

You could consider adding elements such as perlite or coarse sand to enhance the drainage of the soil mix.

Flowering and Fragrance

You could expect the Echeveria Orange Monroe to flower in Spring. It will be so pleasing to watch them in full blossom.  

They would grace the entire set up if you have grown them in cute looking pots.

Pot size Potting and Repotting

I recommend using a pot which is slightly larger than your plant size. In addition to that, ideally you need to go ahead with a porous material pot so that it will allow the excess water to evaporate faster.

Terracotta pots or clay pots would be ideal to grow these plants.

When it comes to repotting, you may do it only if it is essential since these are slow growing plants. 

Having said that, you may consider repotting them once every two to  three years. further you need to repot them once you freshly bought them from the stores too. 

To repot you could follow the general practice which you do when repotting the succulents.

Where to Plant 

It is mandatory that you grow them in a place where you expose them to strong sunlight, be it indoors or outdoors

In addition to that it has to be a place where they get exposed for warmer temperatures also. As aforesaid they could thrive well in USDA hardiness zones 9b-11b.  

If there is any forecast of extreme winter conditions, you should bring them indoors to protect them. Moreover, you need to be mindful to grow them in a porous pot as explained above.

Fertilizer and time of year

In terms of fertilizing these plants, Echeveria Orange Monroe plans are not heavily dependent on them

However, if you do so, that will be beneficial for the plant’s growth as there will be some extra nutrients provided. It could be useful to produce vigorous blooms as well. 

You should feed them only when they are in their active growing season. Refrain from feeding them when they are dormant. You could use a balanced fertilizer which you use in general for the Echeverias.

Can be toxic to pets

No they are not toxic to humans or pets.

Common bugs and illnesses

Echeveria Orange Monroe could infect with several pests’ attacks such as from mealybugs, Aphids etc. 

Usually, these plants are somewhat resistant to diseases and for pests. However, if you find any, it is important that you attend to them immediately and get rid of them as those could be perfect breeding places for them.  

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If we elaborate further on the mealybugs, they could be so annoying since you can hardly spot them, and they could cause greater damage for the rest of the plants as well. 

Mealy bugs usually depend on the plant’s sap. You could spot them as white cottony substances. 

Whenever you spot mealybugs in your echeveria plant, you need to isolate them from the others and treat them by washing the plants along with insecticides soap. 

If not, you may use liquid soap and water too.  Apart from that, you may treat them with isopropyl alcohol or neem oil as well.

Apart from that, chances are that you may come across root rot as well. Over watering could mainly cause  this situation. 

Hence why it is very crucial that you water them properly so that it will not lead to root rot.  Once a plant is suffering from root rot it could make the plant more vulnerable for other diseases as well.  

How to propagate Echeveria Orange Monroe.

You could use leaves, seeds, or cuttings to conduct propagation of these plants.

Propagating  Echeveria Monroe by leaves

First you need to  select a healthy-looking leaf.  Simply you need to twist it off from the mother plant whilst making sure that you are taking the whole leaf for the propagation. 

Once you take the entire leaf, you can have successful results from that.  You leave them somewhere they can develop callousness. 

After that you have to plant them in a well-draining soil mix and water them when their soil is dry. 

Propagating  Echeveria Monroe by cuttings 

 If you wish to proceed with the cutting method to propagate these plants, you simply have to cut a leaf from the parent plant whilst using a knife or a pair of scissors which are disinfected. 

Once you make the cuttings, you could leave them in a hot and dry place where they can develop callous. 

Next, you may plant them in a fresh soil mix which has excellent drainage. Further consider watering them when the soil is dry. 

Propagating  Echeveria Monroe by seeds 

Despite the fact that you could propagate these plants with seeds, I do not recommend propagating them with seeds. You could simply sow them in a well-draining soil mix.

Conclusion 

Trust this article was useful for you and you were able to enhance your knowledge on how to grow them well as well as on how to take care of them as well. 

You need to simply make sure that you grow them in a well-draining soil mix, exposé them to bright sunlight and water them appropriately. 

If you fulfil these requirements, they will thrive. So, hurry up and start growing them.

Credit to : Urban Bloom
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