Is Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’ toxic?
No, no parts of Echeveria are not toxic. Echeveria have juicy succulent leaves but the inner sap has an unpleasant bitter flavor. It is not recommended to eat any part of Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’ but the plant will not harm you if eaten. Because of the soft and squishy nature of the leaves, pets and children may be tempted to eat them. This poses little risk to anyone except the plant which may be damaged in the process.
What’s the ideal temperature?
Echeveria can handle temperatures from 40 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Echeveria are sensitive to high soil temperatures so avoid placing potted plants outside in the sun in summertime. Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’ should enjoy regular indoor temperatures year round and will have little difficulty with indoor conditions. If you want to grow Echeveria outside it is recommended that you only attempt this if you do not experience freezing temperatures and live in a region with low humidity.
What’s the ideal humidity level?
Echeveria dislike high humidity conditions. You should avoid growing them in humid spaces such as greenhouses and terrariums. Household humidity is generally fine for Echeveria and they handle the low humidity conditions of wintertime well. Large plant groupings that are overwatered may also experience high localized humidity so be cautious over overwatering succulent groupings as few succulents enjoy high humidity.
Does it purify the air?
Echeveria are succulents that normally grow in arid conditions and have specialized growth habits that help keep them from drying out by sealing their cellular process inside of their leaves and away from the environment. Due to this adaptation they do not make great air purifying plants. Echeveria only breathe during the nighttime, when the conditions of their native habitat is more friendly and will therefore only clean the air at night.