PlantsEcheveriasEcheveria 'Rain Drops'

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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: 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


Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 23, 2020 8:46 PM

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 pinkish orange with a yellowish interior, arranged on a forked shepherd's crook. For best form and color (including red highlights) provide strong light.

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".

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Wish I could grow Echeveria! by nmumpton Sep 12, 2021 11:17 AM 4

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