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Echeveria 'Captain Hay'

A classic hybrid of Echeveria derenbergii and Echeveria prolifica with a nice form and easy growth. This variety has a soft blue tone and can show a bright red outline along its leaf edges. The foliage is covered with a powdery coating a of natural wax (farina). The plant can send up a tall bloom stalk with yellow, bell-shaped flowers.

Caring for echeveria

1) Avoid prolonged sun exposure for variegated species as it can lead to sunburn

2) Minimise rain splash to prevent rot

3) Use inorganic, well draining, gritty mix

4) Always use a pot with drainage hole

5) Give at least 4-5hours of direct morning sun or 8-12 hours of growlight to prevent etiolation

6) Propagate by stem cuttings, leaf or seeds

7) Avoid spraying with water or oil-based products as the farina will be destroyed, avoid getting water in the middle of the rosette. 😎 It is normal for bottom leaves to dry up if it is newly potted as the roots are not established. Give it some moisture to start the rooting process.

9) Treat regularly with diluted fungicide solution such as captan or zagro stilt, to prevent fungal infections that can lead to rot.

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