Echeveria Harmsii “Plush Plant” – is a perennial species in the Echeveria genus, and it’s an easy-to-grow succulent found at most garden centers. Echeverias are sometimes called “Mexican Hens & Chicks” because of their shape, which resembles a hen or chick peeking out from its shell. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to grow this plant, including how to care for E. Harmsii indoors and outdoors!
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Echeveria Harmsii
COMMON NAMES: Plush Plant, Red Escheveria
-Family – Crassulaceae
-Subfamily – Sempervivoideae,
-Tribe – Sedeae,
-Genus – Echeveria
FLOWER COLOR (Primary and Secondary): Bright Red with yellow tips (Bell Shaped)
LEAVES: Green Leaves with Red Edges
BLOOM COLOR: Bright Red (Yellow Tips)
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 11a (Minimum 40° F | 4.4° C)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS: Filtered / Partial Sun, Bright Indoor Light
MAXIMUM HEIGHT: Over 12 (30cm)″
GROWTH HABIT/SHAPE: Vertical Grower
GROWTH: Tall Stem, Shrub
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC: Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe
General Care for Echeveria harmsii
Echeveria harmsii is a low-maintenance plant that can be grown in most climates. Echeverias are drought-tolerant, so they do not require frequent watering – too much water will rot the roots of E. Harmsii and cause its leaves to turn black! If you want this succulent to bloom with attractive pink flowers, then it’s best to grow E. Harmsii outdoors or place it near an east or south-facing window where there is plenty of light during the day (but no direct sun).
Echeveria harmsii soil type and pH
Echeveria harmsii does best in soil that is not heavily acidic or alkaline. Echeverias grow very well in a coarse, gritty cactus potting mix – but they can also thrive in standard succulent and cacti soils! Echeveria Harmsii should be planted, so the top of its soil feels dry to your touch before you water it again. Suppose E. Harmsii has leaves curling upwards at the tips. In that case, it could mean there’s too much humidity around this plant – try moving E. Harmsii somewhere with lower humidity levels if this frequently occurs indoors.
Watering Echeveria harmsii – Indoor & Care
Like I said earlier, Echeveria Harmsii requires little water, and overwatering can cause the plant to rot its roots and your plant, not flower. However, do not let the soil dry out completely before your next watering session.
If you’re growing Echeveria harmsii indoors, I recommend placing E. Harmsii in a south-facing window with indirect sunlight during the day (east or west will work fine as well). Make sure there is no direct sun on this plant because that could burn these plants! During the winter months, when the days are shorter and darker outside, try lighting up your plant by using natural light from lamps during the day. Echeveria harmsii does not require any special artificial lighting indoors besides natural light from lamps. However, if Echeveria Harmsii receives too little sunlight outdoors or inside during the winter months, you may need to provide this succulent with a grow lamp for at least 12 hours per day to get your succulent enough light!
Outdoor Care For Echeveria Harmsii – Where To Plant This Succulent?
If you live in an area where it’s cold during wintertime (temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), try growing your succulent plants in pots and move indoors come fall or early spring when temperatures are colder outside. However, if you want your succulent to grow flowers, it’s best not to plant this succulent in a pot because E. Harmsii can quickly become root-bound! Instead, to allow your plant to have more room to grow and develop, consider planting them directly into the ground where they will be able to take up water from below (just make sure there is sufficient drainage for E. Harmisi).
Echeveria harmsi Watering Recommendations
Water Echeveria Harmsii once per week during its growing season (spring through fall) with about 0.25 inches of rain or one-hour watering session – remember that Echeverias are drought resistant, so too much water will cause Echeveria harmsii to rot its roots. Also, when planting Echeveria Harmsii, ensure sufficient drainage; too much water can cause the soil of your plants to become muddy and wet, which could lead to your plant getting root rot. Add gravel at the bottom of pots before putting the cactus potting mix into them, so that excess water has somewhere to go.
Remember to water your plant thoroughly but infrequently to prevent Echeveria harmsii from rotting its roots. Echeveria Harmsi will need watering once per week on average during spring through fall while your succulent only needs water about twice a month in wintertime when Echelverias are exposed to less sunlight outdoors or inside!
How to Propagate Echeveria harmsii
Echeveria harmsii E. Harmisi propagation is relatively straightforward – Echeverias can be propagated by seed or stem cuttings, but the most common way to propagate E. harmsiis through leaf cuttings! Suppose you want your succulent to grow flowers. In that case, it’s best not to propagate this succulent with seeds because Echiverias do much better when they are reproduced using vegetative methods (leaf & stem cuttings) instead of growing them from their roots as other succulents do!
Leaf Cutting Method:
Remove a single healthy leave at its base and plant into the soil with sufficient drainage for Echeveria Harmsii to grow or place it into another pot! It’s best not to propagate Echeveria harmsii from the stem because Echeverias do better when their leaves are propagated instead of their stems, roots, and flowers – this is why leaf cuttings work best for Echeliverias in general!
Echeveria harmsii Seeds?
Echeveria harmsiis usually propagated by leaves that grow into new Echeliverias. But, it can also be grown from Echeveria seeds which are probably the easiest way to keep your succulent growing! You should remove all of the flowers & seed pods before they have a chance to dry out and scatter their Echeveria Harmisee across your garden because these types of plants will only go to seed once each year. If you don’t want them to spread Echesvieras, then just snip off any dried-up orange or yellow flower heads as soon as they appear!
Stem Cutting Method: Echeveria harmis.
Cut off a healthy side stem with at least two nodes (a node is where new growth comes out of on succulents) just below its base, then plant each cutting directly into the soil with sufficient drainage. Your freshly rooted plantlet will begin to grow within a few weeks, and it won’t become rootbound after planting if you follow the above directions! Echeveria harmsii will start growing roots from nodes if you plant stem cuttings into the ground, and it will also begin forming new E. Harmsi leaves as well, so don’t worry about killing this succulent by accident.
Echeverias are very resilient plants that can quickly bounce back even after being severely damaged or pruned improperly!
Can You Overwater Echeveria Harmisie?
Echeverias have thick fleshy leaves, making them drought-resistant. They store water in their leaves instead of deep taproots like other cacti & succulents do (most people overwater Echeveria harmisi when Echeverias are more drought-resistant than they realize!). Water your plant once every week or two. Still, Echeverias will start to wilt after being overwatered, so make sure not to overwater these plants if you want them to survive!
How Long Do Echeveria Harmsiis Last?
Echeveria harmisi can last for years under the right conditions. However, with minimal care – E. Harmisi grows typically very slowly in colder climates where they receive less sunlight during winter time when they only need water about twice a month, but E. Harmsiei’s growth rate may increase dramatically during spring & summertime, which is why it’s best not to plant Echeveria harmsii outside if you live in a place where Echeliverias receive less sunlight during wintertime because Echiveri as will likely die from lack of water.
Echeveria harmsiis can survive mild freezes without much damage. However, your plant may die if exposed to long periods of frost (below 32°F), which is why these types of Echeverias thrive best in USDA hardiness zones where they receive plenty of bright light during the day and warmth at night. Your succulent only needs a few hours of direct sunlight each day!
Echeveria harmsii Echeveria Harmsiei is a very resilient succulent that will grow new E. Harmisi leaves even after being severely damaged – Echeliverias are drought-resistant plants, but they can’t survive for long in places where it doesn’t receive enough sunlight! Therefore, if you keep your Echiverias inside all year round, then you should provide them with bright filtered light from unobstructed south or west-facing window during the day so Echenerias get at least a few hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive!
Best soil & potting mix?
Eccherria harmsii don’t require much care. They store water in their leaves instead of having deep taproots like other Echiverias do (most people overwater Echeverias, not realizing that their plant is more drought-resistant!). Make sure not to overwater these plants if you want them to survive!