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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Mexican firecracker firecracker plant
Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers
E. setosa is an evergreen succulent with stemless rosettes of spoon-shaped green leaves covered with dense white hairs; urn-shaped red and yellow flowers are borne in one-sided racemes from late spring
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
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. Stand plants outside during the summer months
Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
Generally disease free
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