• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Echeveria × gilva 'Red'

Wax rosette 'Red'

Wax rosette 'Red'

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  • Other common names Wax rosette 'Red'

  • Genus Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers

  • Family Crassulaceae / Crassulaceae

  • Species 'Red' is a succulent perennial to 25cm with rosettes of erect, mahogany-red leaves green at the base; reddish-pink flowers yellow within, borne in an arching raceme

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter. Stand plants outside during the summer months

Propagation Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases Generally disease free

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