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
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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.
Many Echeveria species are popular as ornamental garden plants.