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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Echeveria affinis x Echeveria shaviana
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Echeveria

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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 20, 2018 6:12 PM concerning plant:
    Striking black Echeveria hybrid by Frank Reinelt between E. affinis and E. shaviana (a clone of the former is also called "Black Knight", the latter is also a parent of "Afterglow"). Looks nothing like shaviana. Offsets sparingly. Copious red flowers, often in late summer or fall. May be distinguished from affinis and "Black Knight" based on the shape of the leaves (thinner, more sharply tapering at the tip) and the posture (more spreading and less erect). The flowers and bracts are also much more substantial.

    Like the other black Echeverias, its color will be darkest and most intense in very strong light (hours of direct sun) and tend toward a greener tone in protected locations. Also like them, it is susceptible to mealy bugs (which are easy to spot if you look for them against the dark background).
Plant Events from our members
VelveteenVine On August 30, 2018 Potted up
Replaced the soil in pot
theinferno On April 4, 2019 Obtained plant
Home Depot
Was completely rotted out on the main stem
Have a propagation station set up solely for this bad boy
We'll see
Macrocentra On January 26, 2021 Bloomed
Second inflorescence growing on hybrid.
Macrocentra On June 1, 2020 Cuttings stuck
Cuttings transferred to propagation tray for rooting.
Macrocentra On May 29, 2020 Cuttings took
Taken from oldest plant.
Cuttings will be left to callous before being further prepared.
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Echeveria 'Black Prince' by valleylynn Feb 23, 2019 10:43 AM 2

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