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Cactus Succulent

Echeveria chihuahuaensis
  • RHS AGM

E. chihuahuaensis is an evergreen, perennial succulent forming rosettes of leaves to 10cm in diameter. The glaucous, pointed leaves have red markings near the tips and small yellow flowers are held on stems, up to 25cm tall, above the foliage in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Grey Silver
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Mexico

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. See houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by seed, leaf cuttings or from offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

None required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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