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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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Pollinators: Birds
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 20, 2018 6:39 PM

Striking black Echeveria from northwestern Mexico (Durango and Sinaloa) with intense red flowers in late summer or fall. Less common in cultivation than the hybrid "Black Prince", which is similar in its overall appearance and flower color. Leaves may be greenish at the base in low light, or dark brown instead of black in the sun. Offsets sparingly. Long lived. Provide strong light (hours of daily sun) for best color and form. Provide excellent drainage. Susceptible to mealy bugs, which are easy to spot against the dark background.

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