Echeveria 'Etna'

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Basic Info

Echeveria is also known as ‘Etna’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 30.5 cm (12″) tall and about 30.5 cm (12″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the curvy leaves that are fleshy and purple with pink edges.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Care and Propagation Information


Echeveria ‘Etna’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs less watering than other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Echeveria ‘Etna’ healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this Echeveria ‘Etna’. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Echeveria ‘Etna’

Echeveria ‘Etna’ is one of those plants that fit perfectly in your garden. Especially when it starts growing wide but this plant might also over crowed other succulents if planted in an arrangement. When it flowers expect orange and yellow plants during the summer.

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor and indoor
  • Grows 30.5 cm (or 12″) tall
  • Grows to be 30.5 cm (or 12″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Plant zone 4a -1.1 °C (or 20°F)
  • Best propagated by cuttings
  • Generally not known to be toxic for people or animals
  • Is best known to be Winter dormant

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Where to Plant

Echeveria ‘Etna’ succulents need strong light. When planting this Echeveria ‘Etna’ type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 4a which is around -1.1 °C (or 30°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Echeveria ‘Etna’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Etna’

Echeveria ‘Etna’ can be propagated by beheadings. The first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Etna’ By Beheadings

You can cut off the head of the succulent using clean scissors. Leave a few inches to the base to stay on the safe side. There should be enough stem on the cutting. Before replanting, wait for a few days so cutting and the base can dry. When the cutting is calloused, replant it. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Echeveria ‘Etna’ is known to be a hybrid between the Echeveria ‘Mauna Loa’ and Echeveria ‘Barbillion’.