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Echeveria pulidonis
  • RHS AGM

Pulido's echeveria

An evergreen succulent comprising rosettes up to 12cm across of fleshy, grey-green leaves with a dark red edge, more intense in strong light. In summer produces small clusters of bright yellow, hanging, urn-shaped flowers on long, arched stems

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

South–facing or West–facing

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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light with 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. Plants can be stood outside during the summer months

Propagation

Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer, or separate offsets in spring

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

Remove dead flower stems at the base

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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