Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ is know to be a variegated form of the Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 15 cm (6″) in diameter. The plant has beautiful looking leaves that are yellow on the outside and purple to brownish in the middle.
Care and Propagation Information
Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Rainbow 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 succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.
General Care for Echeveria ‘Rainbow’
This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.
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→ Prefers full sun
→ Can be grown outdoor
→ Prefers Zone 9a-11b -6.7 °C (20 F)
→ Grows up to 15 cm (6″) wide
→ Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
→ Best propagated by leaves, cuttings, or seeds
Where to Plant
Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent 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 9a-11b which is around -6.7°C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Rainbow in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Rainbow’
Rainbow can be propagated by leaves, seeds, or cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.
Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, then have a look at How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ By Leaves
When propagating Rainbow with leaves. (Learn How to Propagate Succulents in detail here.) You should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem. In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ From Cuttings
When propagating Rainbow from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ Using Seeds
This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.