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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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the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
Mexican gem Mexican snow ball
white Mexican rose
Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers
E. elegans is a succulent perennial forming a clump of evergreen rosettes of spoon-shaped, whitish-green leaves and one-sided racemes of lantern-shaped pink flowers, tipped with yellow, in late winter and spring
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 West-facing
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
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
Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to mealybugs, aphids and vine weevils
Generally disease free
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