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Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’ – Romeo Wax Agave

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Scientific Name

Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’

Common Names

Romeo Wax Agave

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae 
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Description

Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’ is a succulent that forms clumps of individual rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide, with gray-purple leaves with red edges and terminal spine. The red flowers, slightly smaller than other Echeveria agavoides cultivars, have a yellow tip and bloom in the spring through early summer.

Echeveria agavoides 'Romeo' - Romeo Wax Agave

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How to Grow and Care

Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.

Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts. Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria

Origin

It is thought to be a mutation of Echeveria agavoides ‘Corderoyi’ that originated in the nursery of G. Köhres in Germany.

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