Vishnu Kamal is popular as a holy plant in India and if you want to add it to your collection, then here’s a complete guide on How to Grow Echeveria Black Prince!
If you want to grow a holy and beautiful plant, then Vishnu Kamal is one of the best choices. Check out our guide on How to Grow Echeveria Black Prince easily all year round!
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Echeveria Black Prince
Echeveria black prince is renowned for its clump of rosettes with black and triangular leaves. This slow-growing succulent has a green hue initially and takes a black color as it ages. It also occasionally produces red flowers during winters that complement well with the black rosette.
Botanical Name: Echeveria Black Prince
Common Names: Vishnu kamal, Black hens and chicks, Black prince
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How to Grow Echeveria Black Prince
- Snip off 4-6 healthy leaf cuttings, as not all leaves will grow into a rosette.
- Dip the ends in a rooting hormone and plant them in a seed starting mix.
- Mist well and place the pot in indirect sunlight.
- The leaves will form new growth in 2-4 weeks.
- Echeveria produces small offsets (called chicks) from the base of the mother plant.
- Snip them away while keeping the mother plant intact.
- Let the offsets dry out for a couple of days and plant them in a container filled with a succulent potting mix.
Growing Requirements of Echeveria Black Prince
Echeveria requires plenty of sunlight to grow well. Keep them where they can bask in the morning full sunlight with indirect light in the afternoon. You can also locate the plant where it receives filtered sunlight day long.
Like every other succulent, it also requires fast-draining and porous soil. Use a succulent or cactus soil mix amended with coarse sand or perlite.
Echeverias respond well to the soak and dry method. Water it deeply and thoroughly whenever the topsoil feels completely dry. Avoid overwatering the plant at all costs.
The plant does exceptionally well in the hot climate of India. If you live in a cold region, avoid exposing it to temperatures below 18 C.
Echeveria Black Prince Care
Use a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to a quarter of its strength, once in 6-8 weeks. Avoid feeding the plant in winters.
Pests and Diseases
Echeveria is susceptible to aphids and mealybugs. Use neem oil or soap solution to keep them at bay. Avoid overwatering the plant to keep away potential diseases.