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Tigerlilie8
Jun 10, 2020 7:55 PM CST
Hi everyone, I've never seen this girl curl up so much, is it possibly stretching? Also need help identifying what kind of echeveria it is would be so helpful!
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Baja_Costero
Jun 10, 2020 8:54 PM CST
It looks okay to me. I cannot identify the cultivar or species name. Flower pictures might help there. Some Echeverias (depending on the parentage and conditions) may actually look a little wrinkly as part of their natural program. The powder on the leaves looks good (more light = more powder) and the leaves look relatively closely spaced along the stem (less light = longer, weaker stems).

If your plant is indoors, it will enjoy as much natural light as you can possibly provide, like right in front of your sunniest unobstructed southerly facing window. If it is outside, be careful not to burn it with too much direct overhead sun this time of year unless it's been out in the sun for a while to build up resistance. It should "see" the sun for hours a day year round but during the summer (especially if it gets hot there) you might try to give it morning sun or put it under an overhang so it doesn't experience the harshest rays of midday. In a very mild climate like ours, these plants can take full sun if they are given a chance to gradually build up resistance.

Your plant will enjoy a slightly larger pot in the near future. Ideally an inch or two wider than the current one (no more), wider than deep, with holes at the bottom. Use fast draining soil (like regular potting soil mixed with an equal volume of perlite/pumice/gritty equivalent). Do not water right after repotting, wait a week first. Water well and then wait for the soil to go dry or nearly dry at depth (not just at the surface) before watering.

More about the genus, including lots of pictures, here:

The Echeverias Database

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