Echeveria is a large genus of flowering plants in the stonecrop family Crassulaceae, native to semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico and northwestern South America.

Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as “hen and chicks”. Many species of Echeveria serve important environmental roles, such as those of host plants for butterflies. These plants are integral to the oviposition process of C. xami and some other butterfly species as well

Date Planted

June 20 2018 replanted it.

Purchase Info

June 20 2018 NL


June 20, 2018 Flowerering.


Diseases and Problems


They can be propagated easily by separating offsets, but also by leaf cuttings, and by seed if they are not hybrids.

Echeveria  are drought-resistant, although they do better with regular deep watering and fertilizing. Most will tolerate shade and some frost, although hybrids tend to be less tolerant. Most lose their lower leaves in winter; as a result, after a few years, the plants lose their compact appearance and need to be re-rooted or propagated. In addition, if not removed, the shed leaves may decay, harboring fungus that can then infect the plant.

Echeveria glauca ( mine? ) 
Is really E. secunda f. secunda, but you will usually find it under this name.  One of the more commonly sold echeverias in the UK. Does vary in size and hardiness. Flowers April – August, with the normal pink / yellow flowers on “shepherds crook” style stalks. Often producing multiple flower stalks per plant. Some times plants will flower again in Autumn.
Propagation is usually from the offsets, although it will take from leaves.
Hardiness is variable but even more hardy ones tend to mark badly if wet, often loosing the parent plant with the pups taking over in spring if temperature drops below -6. Better to keep dry below -3.Has achieved -10 under covers. 


Many Echeveria species are popular as ornamental garden plants.