Hello so continuing with my series of the top 10 succulents to grow indoors, lets look at Echeveria Black Knight today. So far I have written about:
Echeverias offer a wide variety of options. These are easy to grow plants and are found in lot of different sizes hence are a popular option of succulents to grow. I particularly have a great weakness for the Echeveria Black Knight because of their dark outer leaves. It is a small growing, rosette style succulent with dramatic dark coloring. These delightful plants also have dark red flowers which are usually projected above the foliage.
Most Echeverias are not complicated succulents to grow. As long as they are looked after and a few basic rules are taken care of. Lets take a look at what these are:
- Never allow water to sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases which will kill the plant.
- Any dead or dry leaves should be removed from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dry leaves are a haven to pests which will also kill the plant eventually.
- Echeverias mostly should be planted in terracotta clay pots as they dry out quickly and that prevents the roots from rotting.
- Echeverias need plenty of light but direct sunlight is not good. So a covered patio or a windowsill which receives lots of light but no direct sun is a good place to keep these lovely succulents.
- Over watering will likely kill an Echeveria plant. It requires frequent watering only during its first year of planting after which frequent watering is only required during the summer months.
- Echeverias especially the ‘Black Knight’ can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in cacti or potting mix and cover the dish till the new plant sprouts.
If you own one of these stunning Echeverias, please do share a few images here and also if I have missed out on any care instructions, I would really appreciate it if you put forward your suggestions too.