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- Light grey-purple foliage
- Easy care
- Perfect for container rock gardens
About This Plant
Up to 6 inches
Up to 4 inches
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsDig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care DescriptionRemove old, shriveled leaves from the base of the plant. Echeveria need little, if any fertilizer, but can be given a weak fertilizer monthly or a slow-release fertilizer once in spring.
Effort of Care
Prefers fast-draining, gritty soil low in organic matter
Thrives in full sun, can tolerate partial shade.
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Disease and Pests
Mealybugs, scale, and root rot from overwatering are the most common problems
USDA Hardiness Zone