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Echeveria spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Echeveria Overview

Echeveria is a genus that contains over 150 evergreen or deciduous subshrubs and evergreen succulents. They originate from the semi-desert climates in Mexico, Central and South America. Many plants in this genus are popular around the world, they are often grown in borders with other succulents or as houseplants. They form regular, symmetrical, often colourful rosettes of fleshy, spiky leaves and their urn-shaped flowers are long-lasting, borne on long stalks. Bright colouration typically occurs on leaf margins from autumn to spring when growing in bright sunlight. They do not tolerate frost and should be kept above 5ºC under glass or indoors in chilly winters.

Common problems with Echeveria

Generally disease free

How to propagate Echeveria


Succulent species can be easily propagated from leaves. Simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, let callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.



Special features of Echeveria

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Other uses of Echeveria

Grown for their long-lasting flowers. With an OPALS rating of 1, these plants are considered 'Good' to include in a low allergen scheme.


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