Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants
Conservatory GreenhouseCactus SucculentSynonym

Echeveria secunda var. glauca 'Compton Carousel'
  • RHS AGM

glaucous echeveria 'Compton Carousel'

'Compton Carousel' is a variegated evergreen perennial, to 15cm tall and wide. The rosettes of succulent blue-green leaves have wide, cream-coloured margins, and in summer, urn-shaped, red and yellow flowers are borne on erect stems

Synonyms
Echeveria secunda var. glauca 'Compton Carousel'
Buy this plant
Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Blue Grey Silver Variegated
Summer Red Yellow Cream Blue Grey Silver Variegated
Autumn Cream Blue Grey Silver Variegated
Winter Cream Blue Grey Silver Variegated
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
Clump forming
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist at other times. Apply a dilute low nitrogen fertilizer fortnightly during late spring and summer. Keep almost dry in the winter. Plants in containers can be stood 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
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free

My Garden

Your free RHS gardening coach

Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully

My plants
My calendar

My plants

My calendar

My ideas
Manage membership

My ideas

My advice

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.