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Echeveria 'Opalina'

x Graptoveria 'Opalina'

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Echeveria 'Opalina' Overview

This attractive succulent has smooth and thick blue green leaves that develop pink tones to the tips and margins when grown in bright light. Flowering stems appear in stems bearing yellow/orange flowers. It is sometimes confused with it's sister hybrid 'Blush' which has plumper leaves. This is a hybrid of Echeveria colorata crossed with Graptopetalum amethystinum, that was created by California succulent enthusiast and breeder Robert Grim in 1988. This plant appreciates poor soils with good drainage.

Common problems with Echeveria 'Opalina'

Can be attacked by mealy bugs and suffer from fungal diseases and rot if over watered.

How to harvest Echeveria 'Opalina'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Echeveria 'Opalina'

Cuttings

Can be 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 'Opalina'

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Other uses of Echeveria 'Opalina'

Can be planted in coastal gardens where there is little threat of frost and suits being planted in mixed containers with other succulents.