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Red Dragon Succulent Care Tips

Red Dragon Succulent Care Tips

The ⁣red dragon ⁣succulent (Aeonium ‍arboreum) is a ​beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that is⁢ perfect for adding a touch of​ color to your home‍ or​ garden. With ⁣its striking⁣ red leaves and spiky leaves, this⁢ succulent ⁣is ⁣sure to turn heads.

In this article, we ​will provide you with ‌all ⁤the information you need to know about‍ caring ⁢for a red dragon succulent,⁤ including watering, light, soil, and fertilizing. We will also cover some common problems⁤ that you may encounter and how to solve them.

So if you’re⁣ thinking about adding ​a red dragon⁤ succulent to your⁢ collection, read on ‌for all the information⁢ you need to know!

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Red ⁢Dragon ‌Succulent ⁢Care‌ Tips


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The Red ⁣Dragon ⁢succulent (Aeonium tabuliforme) is ‍a beautiful and unique plant that is easy to care for. It is a member of the ⁢Crassulaceae family and is native to the ⁢Canary Islands. ⁤The Red Dragon⁢ succulent gets its name from its bright red leaves, which are ⁢arranged in ⁢a rosette⁣ formation. The plant‍ can ‍grow to be up to 2‌ feet‌ tall ⁤and⁢ wide, and​ it blooms in the spring​ with small yellow flowers.

Care ‍Tips

The Red Dragon succulent is a low-maintenance ​plant that can thrive in a ⁤variety ⁢of conditions. ‌However,​ there are a few things ‌you can do⁣ to help your plant stay ⁣healthy and happy.

  • Light: The Red ⁣Dragon succulent prefers bright, indirect ⁣light. ⁤It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much sun can scorch the leaves.
  • Water: ‍ The Red Dragon succulent should be watered regularly, but it is⁢ important to avoid overwatering.‍ The soil​ should⁣ be ‍allowed to ​dry out completely between waterings.
  • Temperature: The ‌Red Dragon succulent prefers ⁤warm temperatures. It can tolerate temperatures as low ⁢as 40 degrees​ Fahrenheit, but it is best to⁣ keep ‌it ​above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Soil: The Red Dragon succulent does best⁤ in well-draining soil. A⁣ cactus mix or ‌a‍ soilless potting mix‍ with perlite or pumice added is ideal.
  • Fertilizer: ⁢The Red Dragon succulent does not need to be fertilized often. ​Fertilize ‍it once‌ a month⁢ during ⁢the ​growing‌ season with‍ a diluted fertilizer.
  • Propagation: The Red ⁣Dragon succulent can be propagated by stem cuttings ⁢or leaf cuttings.

    To propagate by stem cuttings,‌ cut a stem from the plant⁢ and ⁤let it dry ⁣for a few days..

    Then, plant the stem in ‍well-draining soil. ⁤To propagate‍ by leaf ‍cuttings, remove a leaf from the​ plant and let‌ it dry for a few days. Then,‍ place the leaf on ⁣top of​ well-draining soil. The leaf will eventually ​form roots and ​a ​new plant.


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If your Red ​Dragon succulent is not thriving, there are a ‌few things you⁣ can check.

  • Too much water: ⁣If the leaves of your ⁣plant are yellow or brown and​ the soil⁢ is ‌soggy, you are probably ​overwatering ​your ⁢plant. Reduce the amount of water you‍ are‌ giving your⁢ plant and allow the soil ⁢to dry⁣ out completely‌ between⁤ waterings.
  • Not enough light: ​ If ​the leaves of your ⁣plant are⁤ pale and the ⁣plant is not‍ growing, ‍you are probably not giving your plant enough light. Move your plant to‌ a brighter⁢ location.
  • Too much fertilizer: If ​the leaves of your‌ plant are curling and⁣ the tips are brown,​ you ⁢are probably fertilizing ⁣your plant too much. Reduce‌ the amount ⁢of fertilizer you are giving ⁣your plant and only ⁣fertilize it⁣ once ‌a‌ month during the growing season.


The Red Dragon succulent is a‌ beautiful and ⁤easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners ⁢alike. By following⁣ these care⁢ tips, you can ⁣help‌ your Red Dragon succulent thrive for⁢ years to come.

The⁤ Basics⁢ of Red Dragon Succulent ⁢Care

#​ The Basics‍ of Red Dragon⁣ Succulent ⁢Care

Red ⁢dragon ⁢succulents (Aeonium ‌arboreum) are a‌ beautiful and​ easy-to-care-for⁤ addition to ‍any home or​ garden. With‌ their striking red leaves⁣ and unique shape, they’re sure to turn heads. Here are the basics ⁤of ⁤red⁤ dragon succulent care:

  • Light: Red dragon succulents​ prefer bright, indirect light. ⁢They can tolerate some direct sunlight,‌ but ‍too much⁢ can scorch their ⁢leaves.
  • Water: Red dragon​ succulents should be watered regularly, but not too ‍much. Allow the soil to dry out‍ completely ​between waterings.
  • Soil: ​Red dragon succulents do best in ⁢a well-draining​ soil. ‍A ⁢cactus mix ‍or a mix of potting soil and sand is ideal.
  • Fertilizer: Red ‌dragon succulents do not need to be ​fertilized often. A ⁣light fertilizer application once⁤ or twice ⁢a year is sufficient.
  • Temperature: ⁢ Red dragon succulents can tolerate a ⁣wide range of‌ temperatures, but they prefer warm weather. They can be grown outdoors in ⁤USDA hardiness zones 9-11, ⁤or indoors⁢ in colder climates.
  • Pests and diseases: Red dragon succulents are not⁢ susceptible to many ⁤pests or diseases. However, ⁣they can ⁣be affected by mealybugs, aphids, and⁣ scale. If you notice ‍any ⁤pests, you can‍ treat‍ them with a neem oil‌ or ⁤insecticidal soap solution.
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With‍ proper care, red dragon succulents can ​thrive for many⁤ years. ‌They make a great addition to any‍ collection, and they’re sure to bring you joy.

Additional tips:

  • Red dragon succulents can be propagated by stem‍ cuttings.

    To⁤ take ⁣a stem‌ cutting, simply ⁤cut a healthy stem from the mother plant and allow it to dry for ‌a few days..

    Once the cutting has ⁣callused‌ over, ​you⁣ can plant it in ‌a pot ⁣of well-draining soil.
  • Red dragon succulents ⁢can also be⁤ grown from seed. To ⁤sow seeds, simply sprinkle ​them on the surface of a well-draining soil mix​ and lightly cover them‌ with soil. Keep the soil ⁤moist until the seeds germinate.
  • Red dragon succulents are a great choice for beginners. ‍They are easy to care for and ‌they ‍make a beautiful addition to any home or garden.

    How to Water⁣ Red Dragon Succulents

    ‍ How ​to Water Red Dragon Succulents

Red ⁢dragon succulents are a‍ type of succulent that is ​native to South Africa. They are characterized by their red leaves and their ability to‌ tolerate drought conditions. However, this ​does not mean​ that they do not need water. ‍In fact, red dragon succulents‌ need to be watered ⁣regularly in order ⁣to stay healthy.

How often to water⁤ red dragon succulents

The frequency​ with which⁢ you ⁢water⁢ your red dragon succulents will depend on ⁤a number ⁢of factors, including the climate in which you ⁣live, ⁣the​ type of soil in ‌which ‍your succulents ⁤are ‍planted, and‍ the size of your succulents.

However, as a general rule, you should water your‍ red ⁤dragon succulents once every two weeks..

How much water ⁤to give red ​dragon succulents

When⁢ you​ water your red dragon ⁤succulents, ‍it is important⁣ to give them enough water so that the soil⁤ is​ moistened all the ⁢way through. ⁤However, you should avoid overwatering your succulents, as this ​can lead to root rot.‌ To determine how​ much​ water ⁢to give your succulents, you⁤ can stick your ​finger into⁢ the soil. ‍If the soil is dry to the touch, it is time to water ⁤your succulents.

Other tips for watering ⁣red dragon succulents

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In addition to the tips above, here are⁣ a few other things to keep ⁣in mind ⁢when watering ‌your​ red ⁤dragon ‌succulents:

  • Water your succulents early in the morning or late in the evening, when the sun is‍ not as strong.
  • Water your succulents from below, ⁣rather than from above. This will help to prevent the leaves from getting wet, which can lead to⁤ fungal problems.
  • If you ⁣are not​ sure whether or⁤ not your ​succulents need water,⁢ it‌ is ‌better to ⁢err on the side of caution‌ and wait ⁣a ‌few⁤ days before watering them ⁤again.

By following these tips, you can help‌ to​ ensure that your‍ red dragon ‍succulents stay healthy and ⁤happy.

How to Repot Red Dragon Succulents

How to Repot Red Dragon ‍Succulents

Step 1: Water your Red Dragon succulent ‍thoroughly. This ‌will help loosen ⁣the soil ⁣and make​ it easier to remove ⁤the plant from ⁤its pot.

Step 2:‌ Carefully remove the ⁣Red Dragon ⁣succulent from​ its pot. ‌ Gently loosen the‌ roots with your fingers or a spoon, and ​then ‌lift⁢ the plant out of the pot.

Step 3: Inspect⁣ the⁤ roots of the Red Dragon succulent. ​Look for any signs ​of damage or rot. If‍ you see any damage, trim‌ the affected roots with a sharp knife.

Step 4: Choose a new pot for the Red ‍Dragon succulent. The pot should ‌be about⁤ 2 inches wider​ than‌ the current pot.​ Make sure the pot‌ has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Step 5: ⁢Fill ​the new ​pot with potting soil. Use a well-draining⁢ potting mix that⁤ is designed for succulents.

Step 6: Place the Red Dragon‌ succulent in the new pot. Center the ​plant in‍ the pot​ and then fill ⁣in ‌around the roots with potting soil.

Step ‍7: Water ⁣the ⁢Red⁣ Dragon succulent thoroughly. Be ⁣sure to ⁤water⁢ until the water comes out of the drainage⁤ holes.

Step 8:⁢ Place the Red​ Dragon succulent in a bright, sunny location. ‍Red Dragon succulents need ‌plenty ​of sunlight to thrive.

Step 9: ‌Fertilize ⁤the Red Dragon succulent monthly. Use⁢ a balanced​ fertilizer that is ⁢designed for succulents.

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Step⁣ 10: Enjoy your beautiful ‌Red Dragon succulent! These succulents are easy to care for and make great ‌additions to any home or garden.

How to Fertilize Red Dragon Succulents

How to⁢ Fertilize ⁤Red ⁢Dragon ⁤Succulents

Red⁣ dragon succulents are a type of Echeveria that are native⁤ to Mexico. They ​are characterized by their⁤ bright‌ red leaves and their ability to tolerate drought conditions. ‍While red dragon succulents are relatively easy to care for, they do require ⁣fertilization in order to⁢ thrive.

Fertilizing red dragon succulents

The‌ best time to fertilize red dragon succulents is in⁤ the ⁤spring and summer,‍ when they are ⁢actively ​growing. You ‌can⁤ use a balanced fertilizer,⁤ such as a 10-10-10 fertilizer, or a⁤ fertilizer ⁤specifically⁢ formulated for succulents.

How much to fertilize‍ red​ dragon ‌succulents

Fertilize⁤ red dragon succulents lightly,​ as they are susceptible to fertilizer burn. ​A good ⁣rule of thumb⁣ is to fertilize them once a month at half the recommended strength.

What ​to ⁢avoid when ‍fertilizing red⁣ dragon succulents

When fertilizing⁤ red dragon succulents, it ⁣is important to avoid the following:

  • Using too much fertilizer. This can lead⁢ to⁣ fertilizer burn, which ⁤can‌ damage the leaves⁤ of your succulents.
  • Fertilizing ‍too ‍often.‌ This can also lead‍ to fertilizer burn.
  • Fertilizing ⁤during the winter.⁤ Red⁤ dragon‌ succulents do ⁤not‍ need fertilizer during ‌the winter, as they are dormant during this time.

Fertilizing red dragon succulents properly

By following these tips, ⁢you ‌can fertilize your red dragon succulents properly and‌ help them to thrive.

Additional⁤ tips

  • When‍ fertilizing red dragon succulents, it is important ⁤to water them​ thoroughly before and after fertilizing. This will help to prevent the fertilizer from ​burning‍ the⁢ roots of your succulents.
  • If you are not ‍sure how to fertilize your ⁤red dragon succulents, it is always best to err on‌ the side of caution and use less fertilizer than you⁢ think you need.
  • If you notice any signs of fertilizer burn, such ‌as ‍brown or ⁣black spots on the leaves of your⁤ succulents, you⁤ should immediately stop fertilizing⁢ them‌ and water them thoroughly.

    How to Prune ⁢Red Dragon ‍Succulents

    How to ⁤Prune Red‍ Dragon Succulents

Red dragon succulents are a ​type of​ Echeveria that ⁢are known for their ⁢bright red leaves. They⁣ are relatively easy to care for, but ⁣pruning them can ⁤help to keep them looking their‌ best.

To ‌prune ⁢a red dragon succulent,⁣ you ⁤will need:

  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • A ‍clean towel

  1. Gently remove the succulent from its pot.
  2. Inspect ⁤the plant for any dead or damaged leaves. ‍ These⁤ leaves can be removed by pinching ​them off at the‌ base.
  3. Use the ⁣scissors to trim any long ⁤or‌ leggy stems. ‍Cut​ the stems back​ to just ‍above a leaf node.
  4. Replant the succulent in ‌its‌ pot. Water the plant ⁢thoroughly and place it in a bright,⁣ sunny ‍spot.

Pruning‌ your red ⁢dragon succulent will ‍help to keep it healthy ​and looking‌ its best. It‍ will ⁢also encourage new growth.

Tips for pruning ⁤red dragon succulents:

  • Only prune the plant⁤ when it is‍ actively growing.
  • Avoid cutting off more than one-third of ⁣the⁢ plant at a ⁢time.
  • Dispose of any cuttings‍ immediately to‍ prevent the ​spread of disease.
  • Water‌ the plant ‌thoroughly ‌after pruning⁢ to help it recover.

    How⁢ to Troubleshoot Red Dragon Succulent Problems

    ⁣ How​ to Troubleshoot ⁤Red Dragon Succulent Problems

Red dragon succulents ⁢are⁣ a beautiful addition to any home, but they can be susceptible to a number of ‌problems. ‍If you’re experiencing any ⁣of the following issues, ​don’t worry – there are usually simple solutions.

  • Yellow​ leaves: ⁤This‌ is⁢ a common problem⁣ with red ⁣dragon succulents, and ‍it’s usually caused by overwatering. To⁢ fix ⁢this, simply cut back on watering‍ and ⁤allow the soil to dry​ out completely between ‍waterings.
  • Brown leaves: Brown leaves can be caused by⁣ a number of factors, including underwatering, too much sun, ‍or pests. To determine ‍the cause, check the soil⁣ moisture ‌and ‍the ‌amount of sun your ⁢succulent is⁣ getting. ‍If the problem persists, you may​ need to treat your succulent for pests.
  • Wilting leaves: Wilting leaves can be caused by a number of factors, including underwatering, too much sun, or root ‌rot.

    ‌ To determine the cause, check the soil moisture and the amount ‌of sun your succulent is getting..

    If‌ the problem persists,‌ you may need to‌ repot your ‌succulent in fresh soil.

Here are some additional​ tips for troubleshooting red dragon succulent problems:

  • Inspect your succulent regularly‍ for signs of pests or disease. If you‌ see any pests, treat your succulent​ with a‌ neem oil or insecticidal soap solution. If you suspect your succulent has a disease, isolate it from your other plants and treat it with a ⁣fungicide.
  • Water‍ your⁤ succulent only when the ⁤soil is dry to‍ the​ touch. ⁢ Overwatering is the most common cause ​of problems with red dragon‌ succulents.
  • Give your ⁤succulent plenty​ of ⁢bright, indirect light. ​Red⁣ dragon⁤ succulents ⁣need a lot of light‌ to​ thrive, but⁢ they can’t tolerate direct sunlight.
  • Repot your succulent every few years as ⁤it grows. Red dragon succulents grow quickly, so ⁢they will⁢ need⁣ to be ⁢repotted⁣ every few years ​to give them⁢ room to grow.
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By following these tips,​ you can help your red ⁣dragon‌ succulent ⁤thrive. ⁤


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Red Dragon Succulent Care Tips

Red⁢ dragon succulents (Aeonium ‌arboreum ‘Schwarzkopf’) are​ a striking ⁢addition to‍ any garden or home. Their red ⁤leaves and⁢ spiky stems ⁤make ‌them ⁢a unique and‍ eye-catching plant.⁤ However, red⁢ dragon succulents can be a ⁢bit tricky to care for,⁣ so it’s important to ⁢know what ​they need‌ to ⁤thrive.


Red dragon succulents need plenty of bright light to maintain their vibrant color.

They can tolerate ‍some⁢ direct sunlight,‍ but ⁢it’s best to gradually acclimate ‍them to‍ full sun if they’re ‌not‌ used to it..

If your red dragon⁢ succulent is⁣ getting too much sun, the leaves will start to turn brown.


Red dragon succulents need to be watered regularly,⁣ but they don’t like​ to be‍ soggy. ‌Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, ⁢and then water‌ thoroughly until the water drains out the bottom ⁣of the​ pot. If your red dragon succulent ‌is getting ‌too much water, the leaves​ will start to turn ⁢yellow and fall off.


Red ⁣dragon succulents are native to the‌ Canary‍ Islands, so‍ they prefer ‍warm temperatures. They can tolerate some cold weather, but they should‍ be brought indoors if the temperature drops below ‌50 degrees ⁣Fahrenheit. ‌If your red‌ dragon ‌succulent is ‌getting too cold, the ‍leaves will start to ‍turn black and fall‍ off.


Red dragon ‍succulents don’t need a lot of‍ fertilizer. A ‍light application of fertilizer once a ‌month is usually enough. If ⁢you fertilize your red dragon ‍succulent ⁣too much,‍ the leaves will start to turn yellow.

Pests and Diseases

Red⁣ dragon succulents are ‌susceptible⁤ to a few​ pests and diseases, including mealybugs, aphids, and fungal infections. Mealybugs can be controlled with a‍ neem oil spray, aphids⁣ can be controlled with​ insecticidal soap, and​ fungal infections ‍can be⁣ treated with a⁤ fungicide.


Red dragon succulents can be propagated by stem cuttings. ​To take a stem cutting,⁣ simply cut a healthy stem about 4 ⁤inches ⁢long. Remove the bottom leaves from the‌ cutting,​ and then dip⁢ the cut end in rooting hormone. Plant the cutting‍ in a pot of well-draining soil, and keep the⁤ soil ⁣moist until the cutting‍ has rooted.


If your red ​dragon succulent ⁣is not ⁣thriving,​ it ⁤may⁤ be due ​to⁣ one of the⁤ following problems:

  • Not enough light: The leaves will⁢ start to turn pale or ⁤yellow if the plant ‍is not getting enough light.
  • Too ​much water: The leaves will⁢ start ⁤to turn⁣ yellow or brown ⁣and fall off if ​the plant‌ is getting ‌too much water.
  • Too cold: The leaves will start‍ to turn black and ​fall off ⁤if the​ plant is ​getting too cold.
  • Not⁤ enough fertilizer: The leaves ‌will ⁢start to turn yellow if the plant is not getting enough⁤ fertilizer.
  • Pests⁣ or diseases: The ⁢leaves will ‌start to turn yellow or⁢ brown and fall off if the plant is infested⁣ with pests‌ or diseases.

If you’re having trouble caring for your ‌red dragon succulent, it’s⁣ a good idea to ‌consult with a​ gardening expert.

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To Conclude

Red dragon ‍succulents are a beautiful and easy-to-care-for addition‍ to ⁤any home or‌ garden. With⁢ their vibrant colors and unique shape, ‍they’re⁣ sure to turn heads. By‌ following these tips,⁢ you can ‍help your ⁤red​ dragon succulent thrive‌ for ​years to come.

Happy gardening!

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