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Echeveria 'Lotus'

echeveria 'Lotus'

An evergreen succulent forming a rosette to 15cm across, composed of fleshy, spoon-shaped, pale silvery green leaves. In early summer arching stems bear small, urn-shaped orange and pink flowers

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 Grey Silver
Summer Orange Pink Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
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 bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in winter. See Echeveria and houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed or from offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Houseplants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Low Maintenance
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs, vine weevil larvae and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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