Echeverias require a substantial amount of light in order to thrive. They should receive at least four to five hours of bright, direct light every day, and ideally six. Echeverias require a well-draining, porous growing medium to help keep excess moisture away from the roots. Watering is the most important aspect of proper Echeveria care. Echeverias, like most succulents, do not require much water. It is better to under-water Echeverias than to overwater them, as they can quickly succumb to root rot if overwatered.