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Q.care for Echeveria when on holiday?

Zone Austin, tx | Anonymous added on November 4, 2017 | Answered

How to care for Echeveria when you go On 2 weeks holiday…

Right now my Echeverias (I have several typrs–topsy turvy, light green, black and pearl) are sitting in my window sill facing morning sun and are watered once a week. I will go in 2 weeks hi ok today and want to know what is the best way to care for these plants when I go in holiday. I dint want to come back to find them wilted, altho so far sites have said they are Hardy…

Do you recommend I move the plants to shady area, water them thoroughly, with water well drained thru the day before I go On holiday and hope they survive when I return?

I was looking at these watering stakes that can be placed in the soil and allow the water to drain to the root as needed by plant….does this work for succulents?

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Answered on November 4, 2017

Your plan sounds like a good one. Echeverias are desert plants and quite drought tolerant, so underwatering is always less of a concern for them. They should do fine for 2 weeks. If they are a bit unhappy when you return, they should perk up when you resume your usual watering schedule. I haven't used the watering stakes so I don't know if there is a risk that they will overwater and cause rot.

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