The Main Plant entry for Echeverias (Echeveria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Echeveria

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  • Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Mar 18, 2021 11:52 PM concerning plant:
    Nothogenera involving Echeveria include the following:
    xCremneria (Cremnophila x Echeveria)
    xGraptophyria (Echeveria x Graptopetalum x Pachyphytum)
    xGraptovedum (Echeveria x Graptopetalum x Sedum)
    xGraptoveria (Echeveria x Graptopetalum)
    xLenoveria (Echeveria x Lenophyllum)
    xMoranara (Echeveria x Graptopetalum x Pachyphytum x Sedum)
    xPachevedum (Echeveria x Pachyphytum x Sedum)
    xPachyveria (Echeveria x Pachyphytum)
    xSedeveria (Echeveria x Sedum)
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 10:44 PM concerning plant:
    "Plants may be evergreen or deciduous. Flowers on short stalks (cymes) arise from compact rosettes of succulent fleshy leaves, themselves often brightly coloured. Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as 'Hen and chicks', which can also refer to other genera such as Sempervivum that are significantly different from Echeveria.

    Many Echeveria species are popular as ornamental garden plants. They are drought-resistant, although they do better with regular deep watering and fertilizing. Most will tolerate shade and some frost, although hybrids tend to be less tolerant. Most lose their lower leaves in winter; as a result, after a few years, the plants lose their attractive, compact appearance and need to be re-rooted or propagated. In addition, if not removed, the shed leaves may decay, harboring fungus which can then infect the plant.

    They can be propagated easily by separating offsets, but also by leaf cuttings, and by seed if they are not hybrids."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 20, 2011 11:08 AM concerning plant:
    Echiveria are a group of succulent plants native to Mexico and South America. Some Echiveria are Polycarpic, meaning they will flower and set seed numerous times over the course of their lifetime. Many species produce multiple offsets giving them the common name of "Hen and Chicks" which can be confusing because "Hen and Chicks" is also a common name for other succulent plants like Sedum and Sempervivum, among others. Echeveria have fleshy, succulent leaves that can be pale green, green-blue to gray-blue, with variations of red tinged colors. Echeveria grow in full sun to shady locations and prefer low humidity. The bell shaped orange to red flowers appear in spring and summer. These plants are drought tolerant but prefer deep watering and a well draining potting medium, if kept too wet rot will occur.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mis-labeled by Calif_Sue Feb 13, 2013 11:25 AM 5
Echeveria ID by Calif_Sue Jan 28, 2015 1:06 AM 2
Elegant picture by CDsSister May 22, 2016 7:57 AM 3
Echeveria ID by Calif_Sue Sep 18, 2016 2:36 AM 4
ID question by Baja_Costero Apr 6, 2017 1:13 PM 3
ID question by Baja_Costero Nov 21, 2017 11:42 AM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Nov 26, 2017 12:59 PM 5
Echeveria by valleylynn May 30, 2018 5:00 PM 4
ID question by Baja_Costero Aug 10, 2019 8:05 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero Nov 2, 2019 2:45 PM 6
ID question by Baja_Costero Dec 11, 2019 11:42 AM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Dec 11, 2019 11:46 AM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Dec 11, 2019 12:26 PM 1
Incorrect database entry by plantladylin Dec 29, 2019 10:33 AM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero Jan 20, 2020 3:20 PM 4
Bad pic! by KFredenburg Apr 11, 2020 4:39 PM 2
id by Johannian Apr 30, 2020 4:10 PM 2
ID question by Baja_Costero May 17, 2020 6:11 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero May 17, 2020 6:21 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Sep 22, 2020 11:16 PM 0
Cool flowers! by Baja_Costero Nov 1, 2020 8:36 AM 6
ID question by Baja_Costero Apr 4, 2021 8:33 PM 0
Did this bloom? by purpleinopp Apr 18, 2021 7:58 AM 0
id? by sedumzz Apr 12, 2022 7:03 PM 4
id by sedumzz Apr 12, 2022 4:22 PM 0

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