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Echeveria Coral Reef®

Echeveria Coral Reef®

Crop Culture Report: Echeveria gibbiflora hybrid Coral Reef®

Recommended Containers: 4” to 6” pots

Consumer use: place in large succulent combination planters or rock gardens

Crop Planning from cell pack:
Pot Size Plants per pot (pp) Finish Time (weeks)
4” pot (9 cm) 1 8 to 9 (summer)
6” pot/ Gal (15 cm) 2 8 to 9 (summer)
1 10 to 13 (summer)

Temperature Requirement: Day – 75° to 85°F (24° to 29°C)
Night – 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

The culture is created for summer production since Echeveria are slow growing and require warm temperatures for maximum growth. Succulents are started late spring or during the summer and held for sales the following spring season.

Media and pH requirements: Use a very well-drained soil mix with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.0. EC range should be 0.6 to 0.8 in peat with sand/perlite mix. Water slightly and allow soil to dry completely between irrigation. Avoid over watering especially during cool, cloudy weather. Watering during the winter holding of succulents is down to every 4 to 6 weeks.

Fertilizer requirements: 50 to 100 PPM of Nitrate formulation. Succulents do not require much feed for growth. Applying occasional clear-water irrigation is recommended for maximum growth and root quality

Pinching requirements: Pinch at transplant of liner or shortly after transplant to create branched and compact plant. When plants become mature, some trimming of overgrown shoots may be required.

Disease and insect pests:
Spider Mites and Aphids are seasonal pests to scout for along with longer term pests like Scale and Mealy bug.

Succulents are sensitive to pesticides or fungicides. Foliar pesticide applications using EC or oil based carriers may burn, blacken or pit the foliage. It is best to use WP pesticides on succulents. Trial chemical on small group of plants before broad use and applications.
Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia

Roots of succulents are very sensitive to excessive wet or high salinity soils. Allow soil to dry completely between irrigations and maintain low salt levels.