Echeveria agavoides 'Taurus'
Photo by Ferncrest-Trading (All rights reserved)
7 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Echeveria 'Taurus' Overview
Echeveria 'Taurus' is a succulent, evergreen perennial cultivar from the Crassulaceae family. It is favoured for its attractive rosettes of chunky, fleshy leaves. Leaves are green in colour, with strong bronze-red to pink flushing. The leaf colouration becomes more dramatic with increased sunlight. This plant produces red, bell-shaped blooms tipped with yellow, on branched stems above the succulent leaves. It may be grown indoors as a houseplant, requiring little water and lots of light. Provide your Echeveria 'Taurus' with the most light you can, especially if growing indoors where the light is already reduced. Take care with watering, as with all succulents, overwatering is a sure route to root rot.
How to propagate Echeveria 'Taurus'
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 'Taurus'
Other uses of Echeveria 'Taurus'
This plant makes a lovely addition to rockeries, gravel gardens, paved areas and mixed containers.