Echeveria crenulata Rose
Echeveria crenulata is a perennial succulent that forms rosettes of soft, green leaves, adorned with dark reddish to brown edges. They are with crinkly margins, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and up to 2.8 inches (7 cm) wide. The flowers are bell shaped, up to 0.7 inch (1.8 cm) and pinkish to yellowish in color. The pinkish flower stalk may reach up to 20 inches (50 cm) above the rosette.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 10a: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria
Native to Mexico.
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Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Where to Grow:
Can be grown as an annual
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements:
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed sow indoors before last frost
From seed germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
Allow pods to dry on plant break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
Plants→Echeverias→Echeveria (Echeveria crenulata)
|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 |
|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 |
|Containers:||Needs excellent drainage in pots |
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