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Echeveria peacockii

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Scientific Name

Echeveria peacockii Croucher

Synonyms

Cotyledon desmetiana, Cotyledon peacockii, Echeveria desmetiana, Echeveria subsessilis

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Echeveria peacockii is a fast growing succulent plant with rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, of iridescent silver-blue leaves that can become tipped in red. The long-lasting flowers are pink-orange on slender stalks up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, in early summer. It will form new rosettes to become a nice-sized clump after time.

Echeveria peacockii

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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.

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. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria

Origin

Native to Mexico.

Subspecies, Varieties, Forms, Cultivars and Hybrids

x Sedeveria ‘Blue Burrito’

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