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Echeveria 'Lipstick'

Echeveria 'Lipstick'

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The Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick' is a captivating houseplant admired for its rosette-shaped leaves that feature vibrant green centers with striking red edges, resembling perfectly applied lipstick. The foliage's bold coloration creates a dramatic and exotic appearance. This Echeveria exhibits a compact and symmetrical growth habit and when fully mature, 'Lipstick' typically reaches a height of approximately 6-8 inches.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Echeveria agavoides

Common: Lipstick Echeveria, Lipstick Plant, Red Edge Echeveria, Red Tip Echeveria

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Fertilize sparingly, once in the spring and once in the summer.
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Avoid touching the leaves, as oils from your skin can remove the farina.
  • If transitioning from indoor to outdoor, gradually acclimate the plant to prevent sunburn. Too much direct sunlight too quickly can cause the leaves to scorch.
  • Keep the leaves free of dust by gently brushing them with a soft brush. This helps the plant photosynthesize more efficiently.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Crassulaceae family, commonly known as the Stonecrop or Orpine family, is a diverse group of succulent plants that includes over 1,400 species.
  • Native to semi-desert regions of Central America, particularly Mexico.
  • Echeveria have a powdery coating called farina that gives them a frosted appearance. Farina acts as a natural sunscreen, reflecting harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and protecting the plant from sunburn, helps reduce water loss by minimizing transpiration, which is especially beneficial for succulents in arid environments, and the waxy coating can deter pests and reduce the risk of fungal infections by creating a barrier.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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