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Echeveria harmsii

red echeveria

A succulent evergreen subshrub to 30cm, with rosettes of narrow, dark green, hairy leaves margined red. Urn-shaped red and yellow flowers produced in racemes in spring

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 Red Yellow Green Red
Summer Green Red
Autumn Green Red
Winter Green Red
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with added extra grit. Water moderately when in growth; not at all when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times in the growing season

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring

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

No pruning required

Pests

Prone to mealybugs, aphids and vine weevils

Diseases

Generally disease free

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