How to Grow & Care for Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’ (2024)

Hey, folks!! 

What’s going on? I hope you all are doing outstanding in your life and your gardening field as well. So, coming to the next part, I want you all to pay attention to my favorite variety named Echeveria. Being native to Mexico Echeveria Lilacina plant tends to produce silver-colored leaves which look fantabulous in your garden. Even when they feel stressed they tend to change its color to adorable light pink. 

So, guys what are you waiting for? Dont you want to add that magic to your collection that cherishes your kind with its little coral-shaped blossoms that too on the red-colored stems? Let’s throw some light on the procedure to grow and care for Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’. 

Quick information
Common namesGhost echeveria, Mexican hens, and chicks
Type of plantSucculent
Soil usedWell-drained and sandy soil
Water requirementsWater if the top 2 inches of soil are dry
Blooming period During winter and springtime
Native AreaNorth America
Hardiness Zone9b to 11b 

About Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’ 

Echeveria Conatins numrous sprices of succulents. This plant has greyish leaves that give your garden a dramatic appearance that is appealing to everyone. It also has a rosette pattern of growth because it tends to grow upwards. 

During climate change, it also changes its colors which looks fascinating. If you are planning to add it as an indoor plant and even outdoors in your home garden. 

Echeveria Lilacina

Varieties of Echeveria Ghost: 

  • Echeveria Orion
  • Echeveria lilac dream 
  • Echeveria Lola 
  • Echeveria moondust 

Key takeaways

  • Keeping this plant hydrated will be more beneficial.
  • Fertilization of your plant is also important one to two times a year. 
  • Mist the plants with some sterilized water a few times a month for their vigorous growth.
  • Growing Echeveria Lilacina will be a great choice for your garden area. 

How to grow Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’?

As you are thinking of Growing Echeveria Lilacina in your home garden, I have the best guide for you all. It is as easy as eating a meal sitting on the sofa with the help of this guide. There are various ways to grow this plant and one of them is through offsets which we will follow so that you get a healthy plant with some leaves. Let’s start: 

Step 1- First, you have to keep a check on the plant at the time of spring or even summer and search for offsets. 

Step 2- Then, remove it from your parent plant and keep it aside safely. 

Step 3- Additionally, be cautious to use sterilized scissors or knives while removing the offsets from the plant. 

Step 4- Leave it likewise and let it to callous for some days. 

Step 5- Choose a good container with more drainage holes so that the plant does not feel suffocated in it. 

Step 6- Then you have to put a good amount of soil mix to it which should be well drained. 

Step 7– Plant the offsets in it so that it grows and you receive a healthy plant. 

Pro tip: ensure to keep to your happy by feeding it with its all requirements that will be explained below in this guide. So, don’t run away, read it, and nurture your plant with your efforts and care.


A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

 By Gertrude Jekyll

How to care for Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’? 

Hey folks, are you worrying if your plant will grow healthier or not? We are here for you guys. Caring for Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’ is as easy as walking in the garden. So, make sure to nourish your plants with all your care and efforts. So, let’s know about some of the caring tips:

  • Sunlight
  • Water
  • Humidity and temperature
  • Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Pruning 

Let’s throw some light on all the caring tips in detail: 

Sunlight needs

  • Echeveria Lilacina tends to increase in its height deftly if you feed them with the right amount of sunlight. 
  • They like good light for their growth like full sun would suit them best. 
  • Also, some gardeners like to grow them inside the house, so they have to keep in mind to feed them with some artificial light for their growth. 
  • Assure to keep them away from the shade as they do not like it. Less supply of sunlight will lead the plant to fade its place. 

Watering needs

  • Another requirement of the plant is to receive plenty of water for its survival. 
  • This plant prefers the method of soaking and drying for its vigorous growth. Though they can survive for a long without getting water. 
  • A good thing about this plant is that you need not worry if you forgot to follow the routine which includes feeding them water as they can survive without that for some time. 
  • Assure to let the soil dry between the waterings as it will not create soggy soil in the plant. 
  • If there is water in the sauce then you have to remove the excess water from it by draining it. 
  • During the wintertime, you have to decrease the frequency of water as you do in summer. 
  • Check the moisture of the soil by inserting a finger inside the soil about an inch deep and if it feels dry then your plants are thirsty. 

Soil needs

  • Soil serves as a medium for the plant to grow deeply, if you use the right soil then it can do wonders or vice versa. 
  • So, for these plants, you have to use well-drained soil so that the roots do not feel suffocated and drain out the excess water from the soil. 
  • If you will use a good potting mix then there are fewer chances of overwatering in the plant which is a good sign. 
  • Though they can survive in poor soil too, still you can use a sand mix that should contain organics like peat moss, coco coir, etc. 

Humidity and temperature needs

  • You might know how the environment of dessert is. If yes, then you can come to know the humidity needs of your Echeveria Lilacina plants. 
  • As the bathroom is very humid, so like other plants do not let them come in contact with it. 
  • They thrive deeply in the temperature of range that lies between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In few times a month keep misting your plants so that they plant does not feel suffocated in their location.  
  • Avoid cold drafts or air conditioners from your plant as it can harm its foliage. 

Fertilizer Requirements

  • Fertilization is needed by every plant to grow at a faster pace than before. 
  • But these plants are less suitable for th3 fertilizers as they might be harmful to the plant. 
  • So, you have to use balanced fertilizer which has low strength in the plant, especially during the beginning of springtime. 
  • Feed your plants with it one time in a year so that it does not hurt the plant’s growth. 

Pruning needs

What about its pruning needs? Let’s see: 

  • As you know pruning is the process of removing the dead and affected leaves from the plant so that new growth emerges well in the plant. 
  • Echeveria Lilacina can be pruned even from the fingers. This is when you remove the dead leaves from your fingers (if they are few) because of their fragile nature. 
  • Be cautious not to mix the dead leaves with healthy plants as it can spread infection in them too. 
  • So, you have to keep them in a plastic bag so that you can throw them off without hurting other plants. This is how you are done with the pruning of your Echeveria lilacina. 

Common problems of the Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’ 

Some of the problems being faced by the Echeveria Lilacina are as follows: 

  • Yellowing of the leaves
  • Brown leaf tips
  • Pests infestation
  • Diseases
  • Growing issues
  • Overwatering 
  • Underwatering
  • Less supply of sunlight 

Guys all these problems can be prevented if you want to do so. That can be done with the help of the following preventive measures

  1. Making use of horticultural oil for your plants once a month if it’s infected would be great. 
  2. You can use rubbing alcohol and dip cotton balls in it and rub them on the leaves of the plant. 
  3. Misting your plants with sterilized water after a few days will keep the pests away from your plant. 

Wrapping up the context 

In this guide, you come to know about one of the best plants to grow in your home garden. Folks, I am happy that you read the full guide and finally know the process to grow Echeveria Lilacina ‘Ghost Echeveria’ in your home garden. Still, if there remain any queries or doubts, then you can let me know about it or you can read out the guide again to understand the process. I hope you are doing great in your gardening field. So, see you in the next guide till then safe gardening. 

Thanks for reading! Happy gardening! 

Anna Scott

Anna Scott loves gardening and has been doing it for a long time. She wants to help new gardeners learn from her experience. Through her writing, she shares tips and advice on how to make gardens beautiful. Anna hopes her words will inspire new gardeners to succeed.

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