Echeveria (Echeveria cuspidata) in the Echeverias Database

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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: 4 inches or more
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Coral
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Aug 20, 2019 2:44 PM

Smallish glaucous blue Echeveria from northeastern Mexico with pink to coral or orange flowers. Rosettes reach about 4 inches wide and are usually solitary. Leaf tips are cuspidate and often have a red dot. Inflorescence is usually an unbranched raceme. At least two varieties have been described: Echeveria (Echeveria cuspidata var. gemmula) (Querétaro, Nuevo León) and
Echeveria (Echeveria cuspidata var. zaragozae) (smaller, from Nuevo León), in addition to var. cuspidata (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León).

Best color and form in strong light. Vulnerable to rot when water is allowed to collect in between the leaves. Flowers attract aphids.

Historically confused with E. turgida, from Coahuila. E. parrasensis is often treated as a synonym.

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Baja...this is an echeveria by skopjecollection Mar 27, 2020 11:24 PM 3
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