How Do You Take Care Of Echeveria Moonglow?

How Do You Take Care Of Echeveria Moonglow?

Echeveria Moonglow is easy to care for and require low-maintenance. They will benefit from being fertilized every two weeks during their active growth period.

It require excellent drainage and infrequent watering to avoid decay. Choose containers with drainage holes, cactus, and succulent soil with 50 to 70 percent coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.

Echeveria Moonglow require bright sunlight in order to keep their vibrant hues and tight rosette shape. They will not survive a harsh frost, but they can be taken indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow lamp if there is a chance of cold weather. The following are the factors to consider when caring for Echeveria Moonglow;


Echeveria Moonglow prefer full sunlight to partial shade. However, they will grow tall and wide with ample light. If you want to keep their compact shape then give them at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day during the active growth period; otherwise allow them to stretch out.

They require bright sunlight to keep their vibrant hues and tight rosette to prevent decay or slippage of the roots. Too much shade will cause Echeveria Moonglow to lose their vibrant leaves and shrivel up, eventually dying.


Echeveria Moonglow should be watered thoroughly when soil becomes lightly dry to the touch, then do not water again until the soil is dry. During the active growth period, water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch and allow them to dry out between watering.

Properly watered, it will not need watering again until it is dry. During winter months, water less than during summer months. The plant can be watered from above or from below; it does not matter as long as you are consistent. Water less in winter months and more in summer months.


Echeveria Moonglow needs a well-drained soil. They will rot and die in soggy soil. Mixing 50-70 percent coarse sand, pumice, or perlite in the potting mix will ensure well-drained soil. The soil mix should be loamy and rich in nutrients.


Since Echeveria Moonglow are acclimated to growing in nutrient-deficient soil, they are prone to fertilizer burn if they are over-fertilized. Echeveria Moonglow should be fertilized every two weeks during the active growth period.

Use a balanced fertilizer with low nitrogen and high potash (potassium) and phosphorus with minor elements. Apply fertilizer around the base of the plant at half-strength in a 5-10cm diameter band starting from where the leaves meets the stem, moving outwards towards the ends of each leaf.


Echeveria Moonglow should be kept at temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees F during the active growth period. During the spring and summer, your indoor Echeveria Moonglow requires temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 27 degrees Celsius). A few degrees cooler throughout the winter will be perfect. Outdoors, this succulent prefers summer temperatures of 19°C or 20°C. Temperatures below freezing will kill Echeveria Moonglow.


Echeveria Moonglow thrives in average indoor conditions with humidity levels between 40 – 50%. If the humidity is too high, you will see white or yellow mildew and rot. Too low of a humidity may cause root rot or crown rot. Echeveria Moonglow can be grown in a terrarium and do not require high humidity levels, however they do like to be misted often with water droplets to keep the leaves and plant happy.


Echeveria Moonglow is easy to propagate from stem cutting, leaf cutting and offsets. To propagate Echeveria Moonglow from leaf cuttings, select a leaf with healthy base and a pair of healthy leaves at the top. Remove the pair of leaves at the top and lay the leaf on a moist paper towel. In 1-2 days, you will see a root coming out of the leaf. Lay this piece in an identical mixture of soil and how you would plant your Echeveria Moonglow.


Echeveria Moonglow should be repotted once a year in spring or when they outgrow the pot you are using. Use a cactus and succulent soil with 50-70 percent coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Do not place them in peat-based soil as it will damage the roots. Echeveria Moonglow is able to take up to 2 years to fully mature and will keep some of their original shape for about 2 years after you replant it.


Echeveria Moonglow should be pruned once a year in spring and summer to control the length of their stem and to encourage new growth.

The best way to prune Echeveria Moonglow is by pinching the stem or parts underneath it. To pinch a stem, take a pair of sharp scissors and lift up 1-2 leaves at the point where they meet the stem.

Pests and Diseases:

Echeveria Moonglow succulent plant is prone to mealybugs, aphids, and scale insects and white flies. It is more susceptible when grown indoors with high humidity. One of the main reason why Echeveria Moonglow gets attacked by pests and diseases is because they are watered infrequently.

Does Echeveria Moonglow Like Sun Or Shade?

Echeveria Moonglow requires an abundance of light in order to flourish. At least 4 to 6 hours of strong, direct light should be provided every day. Placing your plant outside throughout the summer will promote its growth. For indoor plants, place them in a bright location with bright light, but not direct sun.

Too much sun will cause Echeveria Moonglow’s leaves to burn and it will turn yellow. Keep the soil in pots very moist to prevent drying out. The light is required for photosynthesis and to make the bright colors of their leaves.

The white, yellow and pink colors are produced by the pigments in their leaves, which is why they will burn when exposed to a lot of light. When placing your plant outside, only place it in partial sun or put it behind a shrub to protect the leaves from direct sun.

You should keep your indoor Echeveria Moonglow in a sunny spot to prevent their leaves from burning and to encourage their growth. Too much shade can cause Echeveria Moonglow to die. You should also keep your Echeveria Moonglow in a spot where it does not get any direct sun. They should be planted in a spot where they get bright, indirect light.

What Are The Best Soil Mixtures For Echeveria Moonglow?

Echeveria Moonglow likes a well-drained soil mix with plenty of nutrients. Mix in potting soil that contains 50%-70% coarse sand, pumice or perlite. The soil mix should be loamy and rich in nutrients.

It is important that the potting mix is well-drained so that the roots of your Echeveria Moonglow are not waterlogged. If the soil stays too wet, it will cause root rot and kill the plant. Echeveria Moonglow soil should be kept evenly moist, but not soggy. Water by allowing the water to wick into the soil until it spills over the top.

Echeveria Moonglow should be watered when the top 1/3 of their soil is dry to the touch. You should use a watering can or watering wand to water your Echeveria Moonglow. Watering from the top will dislodge the soil, which can cause root damage.

When you want to water your plant from the top, you should dump half of the water in the saucer and wait until it drips through to their soil. You should never let their plant’s soil dry out completely or it will die. You should place the plant in a well-drained pot. Alternatively, you can see if your plant will take to wicking water from the bottom.

How Often Should I Water My Echeveria Moonglow?

Echeveria Moonglow need to be watered every 7 to 10 days. You can water them with a watering can or watering wand. The best way to water your plant is by pouring half of the water in the saucer and waiting until it drips through to their soil. Never let your soil dry out completely or it will die!

Your Echeveria Moonglow should be watered when their soil appears to be too dry, or when you can stick your finger in the top few inches of their soil and it feels dry. You should never water your plant from the top, because it could dislodge their soil and cause root damage.

Echeveria Moonglow are able to take up less water when they are mature, but still need regular watering throughout the year. Watering from above is recommended as opposed to pouring fresh water directly on the roots of your plant.

You should always allow the surface of the soil to dry out between watering. Too much water will cause root rot and kill the plant. The soil should be evenly watered, but not soggy. Don’t water your Echeveria Moonglow during winter when the temperature is below 77 degree F. If your Echeveria Moonglow do not get enough water, it can cause their stem to die back.

The stem of your plant should be kept very tall in order for them to take up enough water and nutrients so that they don’t dry out. To prevent the stems from dying back, you should put the pot in a bright spot with bright light but not direct sun. The less light they are exposed to, the better they will survive and thrive.

Does Echeveria Moonglow Go Dormant?

Echeveria Moonglow goes dormant during the winter or cold seasons and requires less water

. However, it does not require less sunlight. It is during the dormancy when you will want to stop watering them and keep the soil a bit moist but not wet if possible.

Echeveria Moonglow can be kept indoors all year around, but if you live in an area that experiences cold winter, then it would be best to keep your plants indoors during this time so they don’t get damaged during the cold winter months.

During dormancy, the plant will lose its leaves and go into a state of rest. It is important to not water your plant during this time as it will cause rot, which can kill your plant. If you live in a hot, dry area, then your plants will enter a dormant period and you will see the leaves turning yellow.

When the weather starts to warm up again and the soil becomes moist again, then you can resume watering them again. In hot summers, it has been said that giving them less water is better for their overall health. You should avoid fertilizing any of your succulents when they are in a dormant state, as it can cause transplant shock.

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