Echeveria Benitsukasa, also known as Painted Echeveria or Echeveria Nodulosa, is a tender perennial succulent native to Japan. Benitsukasa differs from Nodulosa with caruncles that create bumpy, textured foliage. This variety offers ovate, textured, green leaves with burgundy centers and edges in rosettes 6-8" tall, with pink flowers on tall stems in spring through summer. Perennial and evergreen in zone 9-10, this plant flourishes as a houseplant or can overwinter in a sunny window in colder climates. Echeveria is low-maintenance, requiring occasional water and full sun with afternoon shade or bright, indirect light to succeed. Add this plant's unique foliage and contrast to a container, rock garden, or houseplant collection.
Echeveria Benitsukasa Selling Tips
Sell Echeveria Benitsukasa to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent to give to a friend or add to a container or houseplant collection. Customers will love this plant's ovate burgundy-lined, green rosettes. Echeveria flourishes indoors or outside in zone 9-10, in full sun with afternoon shade or in bright, indirect light. Overwinter containers inside or grow as a houseplant in a sunny window. Create an attractive succulent garden by growing Echeveria alongside Sempervivum, Blue Fescue, Sedum, Kalanchoe, and Delosperma.
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1. Space plants 4-6" apart in a medium of peat, sand, and perlite, like a typical cactus or succulent mixture.
2. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry. Underwatering is okay while overwatering can lead to root rot.
3. You may need to try a few different lighting locations indoors, but gradually expose this plant to increased light to prevent leaf drops or burning. Direct sunlight in the afternoon can burn leaves. This plant grows best in indirect light or 5-6 hours of full sun in the morning with afternoon shade.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Echeveria Benitsukasa, plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per gallon container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite with a pH of 5.6-6.0, EC of 0.6-0.8, temperatures of 72-85 daytime and 60-75 nighttime, and light feed (75-125 ppm N). Water minimally and provide light between 5,000-7,500 fc. This plant isn't prone to disease, but overwatering can lead to root rot. This plant doesn't require pinching or PGRs. You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
Pink flowers bloom on tall stems in spring and summer.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the soil level of each plant.
This plant doesn't need PGRs.
You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease, but overwatering can lead to root rot. Water when the soil is dry.
Planting Echeveria Benitsukasa Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per gallon container. Use a well-drained succulent soil made from peat, sand, and perlite. Completely bury the ellepot in the center or evenly spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Echeveria Benitsukasa Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||7-9 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer|
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 9-10|