The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Echeveria

Family: Crassulaceae.

Echeveria Genus of about 150 species of evergreen and ocasionally duciduous succulents and subshrubs from dry, often semi-desert areas in Texas, Mexico, and from Central America to Andes. The most popular Echeverias are a low spreading perennial succulent with a basal rosette form. Leaves are a pale blue-green and flower stalk appears in summer with pink and yellow flowers.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth from spring to autumn - minimum 50 F in winter.Semi-shade or bright light. Some shade in summer may be necessary. Grow in standard cactus potting mix. Keep compost moist at all time. In winter water very infrequently, once every 1-2 months. No need to mist the leaves. Cuttings root easily. Take stem cuttings, offsets or leaf cuttings in spring or summer. It is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost. Water very sparingly and do not cover with polythene or glass. Another propagation method is seed sowing - germination temperature 61-66 F (16-19 C).

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