Usually found in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, the United States (Texas), and Venezuela, the Echeveria Succulent is one of the most popular plants that you can find indoors - from schools to hospitals, and from office's desktops to dormitory rooms.
When it comes to succulents, we are talking about plants that are able to contain a huge amount of water for long periods of time. A cactus is a succulent too, but the Echeveria seems to be the most popular succulent when it comes to decorating indoor spaces.
TheEcheverria Succulent looks like a small plant, with short, thick petals that are geometrically precise. Its colors usually range between green and grey palettes. It comes either with velvet-like texture or with a smooth and shiny surface. As a succulent, it retains water and can survive for many years.
It's hard to define just one or two species of Echeveria: there are at least 150, including theEcheveria lilacina, which looks like a big and stubby rose, theEcheveria coccinea, which reminds us of a tiny thin palm tree, and theEcheveria pulvinata, which has reddish borders and a velutinous layer.
This plant grows mostly during the spring and summer time when the temperature is at its highest. When it comes to succulents, it is necessary to place them in front of a great source of light and expose them to fresh air. In fact, when housed indoors, these kinds of plants can thrive at the edge of a window or balcony. The ideal soil for an Echeveria is rocky and dry, similar to what it would have in its natural habitat.
On a significance level, the meaning behind an Echeveria is being perseverant. Let’s see: how perseverant are you? Are you patient enough to wait and see what the future holds for you? Are you able to contain yourself in order to make time and space to relax?
It's no wonder the Echeveria is such a popular succulent in indoor spaces. It transmits tranquility, solidity, and certainty. It doesn’t require lots of attention and it can be quite an enlightening plant.
So, do yourself a favor now that Spring is approaching: purchase an Echeveria. Not time consuming, no strange perfumes around the house, just one solid plant reminding you to be consistent in your beliefs and existence.
Author: Giulia Baldini