A cute and tiny succulent with forest green leaves that take up red hues, the Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ is a specie rare to be found. The plant’s origin lies in Korea, a hybrid of two plants belonging to the Agavoides family. It has curvy, sharp leaves steeply curved from the middle and pointed edges.
When the plant reaches maturity, its forest green color tends to darken, and the leaves have pointy edges colored red from the tip – giving the effect as if the tips are dipped in dark red!
If you want to grow succulents on your own, you should start by growing the Echeveria Avagoides ‘Blue Dragon’. The rare plant doesn’t have very high maintenance needs, and with very little care and management, you can successfully grow a healthy succulent.
Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ Care
An essential element for plant growth, sunlight provides the necessary energy to Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon.’ Succulents love the sun so much that they need around 6 hours of sunlight every day. Similarly, when given proper sunlight, the Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ blooms most beautifully, takes up a brighter green color, and is simply in its best form! Without sunlight, the plant will find it extremely hard to survive.
Moreover, these succulents have low cold tolerance and experience harsh winter conditions. To make sure they remain healthy even in winter, you should keep the plant outdoors or near the windowsill, so they get enough sunlight in the morning/afternoon hours.
The most important element in a plant’s growth is sunlight, and if the plant is not getting enough of it, it won’t grow and bloom.
Providing water to Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ in adequate quantity is crucial for its growth. In the initial growth stages of the plant, it needs to be watered almost once every two days. On reaching maturity, the plant’s water requirements reduce, and they thrive by receiving water fortnightly.
In any case, ensure the plant isn’t getting more water than it needs. Overwatering is highly detrimental to the Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’, as it can cause root rots or death! These succulents are delicate and require gentle handling. Extra water sitting in the soil is unbearable for the plant!
Ideally, planting the succulent in grainy soil would be best to ensure water passes through the plant. A good- drainage plant ensures water doesn’t sit on the soil, preventing the soil from getting clogged and compact, which is detrimental to the plant. Stagnant water is a call for death for these succulents as they have zero tolerance for overwatering.
To prevent drainage issues once and for all, buy a good potting mix such as cactus or sand with gravel (in a 1:1 ratio.) Additionally, ensure you perform repotting after several waterings; this practice is encouraged as the soil tends to compact after getting watered a few times. Moreover, buy a pot with a drainage hole of appropriate size that lets water pass through easily!
With these practices, you can provide well-drainage soil for Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’.
Temperature and Humidity
For Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’, the ideal daytime temperatures are 70 Fahrenheit, and the average nighttime temperatures are 40 – 60 Fahrenheit. Just make sure the temperatures go below 32 Fahrenheit and beyond 100 Fahrenheit. It is recommended to keep the succulent inside in the winter months because of their low resistance to cold temperatures.
On average, a healthy living for plants will have humidity levels falling between 40 to 60%.
The plant doesn’t need fertilizer if you’re going with a nutrient-rich potting mix. However, if you want to use fertilizer, ensure it is 75% diluted, so its strong chemicals don’t harm the succulent!
Offsets, leaf cuttings, and seeds propagate Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’. For propagation with seeds, all you have to do is sow the seeds in a good potting mix and provide it lightly, with regular showers, until it grows. This method takes the longest time.
With leaf cuttings and offsets, propagation is a bit faster. Just properly cut out a hefty leaf/ offset and let it be callous by letting it sit for a few days. After that, plant the leaf/offset in a good potting mix and shower frequently until the plant reaches maturity.
Pests and Plant Diseases
Even though Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ remains free of diseases for most of its life, sometimes a few annoying diseases affect it.
Mealy bugs are small insects that take up every corner of the plant. If they occur in huge quantities, spray isopropyl on the plant. However, small quantities aren’t a big issue as you can kill them by smashing them with a toothpick!
Root rots are a common plant disease caused by overwatering.
The Echeveria Agavoides ‘Blue Dragon’ is an easy-going and low-maintenance plant that yields amazing results with little care!