Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides) in the Echeverias Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Echeveria agavoides Accepted
Echeveria agavoides var. prolifera Synonym
Echeveria agavoides var. corderoyi Synonym

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)
Plant Height: Less than 6 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bi-Color: Red and Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:33 PM

Red coloration on edges increases with more intense direct sunlight.

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 21, 2018 6:03 PM

Common green Echeveria from central Mexico with red edges and tips in the sun. There are many versions of this plant (plus hybrids) in cultivation. A few barely blush at all. Several colorful cultivars have been named and they generally offset regularly but not prolifically. Longer-leafed forms also exist. The flowers are small and easy to miss, though plants often make multiple inflorescences.

Provide strong light and excellent drainage in cultivation. These are dry growing plants, well suited to container life. Best leaf color and form are seen in direct sun. In locations without extreme heat, the red-blushing forms are some of the best Echeverias for extreme exposure locations. Inflorescences in bud are prone to aphids. Longer-leafed forms are prone to mealy bugs. Offsets are easily rooted. May self-seed in cultivation.

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