Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick') in the Echeverias Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Lipstick'
'Red Edge'

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)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Winter; 8 inch pot

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Posted by Rhapsody616 (Long Beach Ca USA - Zone 10a) on Apr 21, 2013 11:20 PM

This is a wide Echeveria Agavoides. It is very hard to find and is a must have for every Echeveria lover!

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 7, 2019 8:51 PM

Distinctive cultivar of Echeveria agavoides named for the dark red margins on its leaves in strong light. Sold as "Lipstick" or "Red Edge" depending on your location (same plant). This plant is different from a clone of E. multicaulis which is also called "Lipstick", so the name "Red Edge" is probably better to avoid confusion.

The leaves are pointy, have an even taper, and look almost triangular (at least the highlights do). Offsets fairly often. Excellent choice for extreme exposure situations in mild, dry climates. Provide excellent drainage and strong light for best form and color.

A plant distributed in 1960 by the ISI as E. agavoides var. corderoyi was actually a separate cultivar described by Walther as "Red Edge" in 1972, with a 4-5 branched inflorescence and red flowers. This cultivar was described at the same time as Echeveria agavoides var. multifida (these names rendered invalid because of simultaneous publication) and renamed "Red Edge" by Dodson in 1973. Its distinguishing features relative to "Corderoyi" are a more highly branched inflorescence, red flowers, and sepals united at the base.

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