Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a stunning landscape succulent which loves full sun direct sunlight for at least 8 hours of the day. It’s large purple leaves have pink edges which seem to glow in the sun giving it its name. It is a hybrid A variety of succulent created from crossbreeding two different types succulents created by hybridizer Don Worth between E. shaviana and E. cante.
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is one of the Echeveria varieties which tends to throw out a terminal bloom stalk meaning it will die after it blooms from the very very center. If the bloom stalk comes from in between a set of leaves and not from the direct center then it’s just a normal bloom and you will continue to enjoy ‘Afterglow’s’ beauty after that bloom stalk has dried up.
Water your Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ regularly in the summer but make sure to let the soil dry out and wait for the leaves to show signs of thirst before deeply watering it again. Because of how much light Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ needs to stay compact, it does not do well as an indoor plant.
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is prone to mealy bugs so a preventative systemic insecticide distributed systemically throughout the whole plant. When insects feed on the plant, they ingest the insecticide. treatment at the beginning of the growing season wouldn’t be a bad idea.
It can tolerate very mild frosts, but if you are expecting more than a day or so of freezing overnight temperatures be sure to cover your Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ if you grow it outside..