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)
Plant Spread: About 7 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
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

Common names
  • Echeveria
Also sold as:
  • Raindrops

Photo Gallery
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-10-22
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-01-02
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-12-17
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-05
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-03-04
Decapitated to force branching
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-10-11
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-28
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-12-01
A stressed cutting that just began to root
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-12
Carunculations may have warty texture
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-07-01
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-31
Switching over to carunculation
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-06-06
From High Hand Nursery's "Succulent Extravaganza" event.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-14
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-03-14
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-31
Just starting to carunculate

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 23, 2020 8:46 PM concerning plant:
    This small blue-green carunculated Echeveria hybrid has one round wart per leaf (sometimes none), resembling a drop of water perched on the widest part near the tip. It is more or less solitary, reaching about 6 inches wide (up to 8 inches for some tissue cultured forms). Compared to other carunculated Echeverias, all presumed to be descendants of E. gibbiflora "Carunculata", and often characterized by obscene, billowing warty tissue, the effect on this plant is much more limited and elegant. Flowers are glaucous pink with an orange interior, arranged on a forked shepherd's crook. For best form and color (including red highlights) provide strong light.

    Not a long lived plant. You have a year or two max from the onset of nice round raindrops before the plant grows stemmy and the rosettes shrink dramatically.

    A stunning Dick Wright hybrid, with a few very similar-looking siblings (at least two of which have been named: "New Heights" and "Heart's Delight"). Sometimes incorrectly spelled "Raindrops".
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wish I could grow Echeveria! by nmumpton Sep 12, 2021 11:17 AM 4

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