Echeveria moranii


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Echeveria moronii is native to central and South America, in particular from Mexico, where it grows on rocky outcrops at variable ranges of altitude.


Echeveria moranii is a tiny, beautiful succulent plant usually formed by only one or a few, not so branched stems, ending in rosettes. It is the perfect houseplant to decorate the desk in your bedroom or in your office: small, tough and very decorative, with its rosettes crowded of greyish-green leaves, elegantly edged in purple, it won’t take much space and it will survive even the most distracted owner.
The leaves are numerous and harmoniously arranged in the rosette, so that it ends up to look like a flower. They are gut-shaped, with a visible point (in botany, it’s called a “mucrone”). Their lower page have a slightly brownish tinge. Both sides are equipped with a soft, almost invisible, whitish hair.
The blooming season occurs in late Spring or Summer. In that moment, the plant produces an elongated stalk that tends to bend and grow horizontally, that bear bell-shaped flowers with their petals pink on the outside and yellow on the inside.


Echeeveria moranii is not so difficult to grow. Here below are our cultivation tips:

It requires plenty of light throughout the year, but avoid direct sunlight during the hottest hours of Summer days. On the other hand, a direct exposure to sunlight is the best choose if you wish your E. moranii to take on more intense and reddish tinges.
Never keep it below 10 °C. In Winter, put it indoors or shelter it.
Water moderately and regularly during the growth season, always waiting for the soil to dry up completely before each watering. Once a week in spring and summer is ok. In Autumn and Winter, instead, suspend completely any irrigation.
Choose a well-draining substrate to avoid the risk of root rotting.
E. moranii doesn’t require frequent fertilizations. It is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.
It is good to repot your E. moranii every season, in early spring.


Propagation of the plant can be made either by seed or by cuttings. Given the extreme easy rooting of the cuttings and suckers (in this case, small rosettes / branches that sprout laterally), we suggest to use this method to reproduce your E. moranii. Unlike other succulents, with Echeverias, the cuttings can be left in full sun or at least in a very bright environment. The recommended temperature is around 20° C.


The name “Echeveria” comes from Atanasio Echeverria, naturalist, botanist and Mexican artist of the late 1700s who painted and cooperated on the discovery and cataloging Mexico’s natural flora.

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