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May 19, 2016 5:19 PM CST
I need help identifying this echeveria succulent 'Benitsukasa' I can find pictures but nothing about the care. Please help if possible.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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May 20, 2016 5:57 AM CST
Welcome! to NGA.
I haven't grown this particular cultivar, but I'd think its requirements would be similar to other Echeverias. It would probably do best in a fast draining soil mixture and, for me, they do best with only occasional watering. Don't keep it wet all the time. Mine are on the dry side most of the time. Here in my part of Texas the sun from late spring through early fall is harsh, so mine have done better when they get early direct sun and dappled or bright conditions otherwise. I think if you are keeping it inside all the time, a south facing window would probably be best, but I only have mine inside during the cold winter months.
Hope this helps.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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May 21, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Welcome. Here is some care info.

That is a cultivar of Echeveria nodulosa
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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May 21, 2016 1:18 PM CST
In my area, Echeveria nodulosa likes lots of bright light, but I try to shelter it from our intense sun during our hot dry days. It goes on active growing mode here during our cooler periods, between 65F and 80F. Watering-wise, I keep it on the dry side, and if I water I do it early in the day, not at night. My location has very poor humidity levels, so see also how your humidity levels are, and adjust your watering accordingly. Most succulents do not enjoy being in too humid conditions unless they are the tropical kind.

As with most of my succulents, I keep it in a well draining media, adding more pumice to the cactus soil I get from the big box stores. I usually get a bloomstalk during Spring time here. I have also seen how they really do well when I put some chicken grit (insoluble crushed granite) as top layer, helps the base of the plant and the lower leaves not sit in too much moisture in case it rains.

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