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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 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Spread: 5-7 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Coral pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 17, 2020 11:14 AM

Powder blue/white Echeveria from Nuevo León, Mexico. Rosettes are solitary, reaching 5-7 inches in diameter. Flowering stems have 0-1 branch and hanging flowers are rather insubstantial and coral or pinkish.

This species is very popular in cultivation because of its striking color and symmetry. It is frequently confused with E. runyonii, which it somewhat resembles when not in flower. It is a parent of various attractive powder blue to white hybrids, including "Beverley" (with "Mexican Giant"), "Clarina" (with colorata), "Lola" (with "Tippy"), "Lucila" (with laui), "Margaret Rose" (with Graptopetalum amethystinum), and "Paloma" (with colorata "Lindsayana").

Distributed as ISI 1468 (1984) and as ISI 1559 (1985). Propagated from leaves or seed. Best form and color in strong light.

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