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Echeveria prolifica – Prolific Echeveria

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Scientific Name

Echeveria prolifica Moran & J.Meyran

Common Names

Prolific Echeveria

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Echeveria prolifica is a small clustering succulent plant with rosettes of silvery-green leaves that are just over 1 inch (2.5 cm) across but offsetting abundantly and spreading by stolons to form dense low mats. In early spring and sometimes until summer appear the small open campulate flowers with short broad (for the genus) yellow petals that are held in compact clusters at the end of decumbant up to 10 inches (25 cm) long stems. These inflorescences also have thick leafy bracts that fall off and root easily.

Echeveria prolifica - Prolific Echeveria

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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.

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