×Cremneria expatriata, Echeveria expatriata, Echeveria × cochlearis, Echeveria cochlearis
×Cremneria 'Expatriata' is a low-growing succulent with a stem crowned by a dense rosette of leaves and giving off new rosettes on the naked part below. The leaves are glaucous and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The inflorescence reaches up to 5 inches (12.5 cm), bearing pinkish flowers.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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 Echeverias 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.
Most Echeverias can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although some are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is a hybrid resulting from the cross between Cremnophila linguifolia and Echeveria amoena (formerly known as Echeveria microcalyx). It has generally been treated as a species. However, in 1975, Reid Moran published the new hybrid genus ×Cremneria for hybrids resulting from the cross between Cremnophila and Echeveria and indicated Echeveria expatriata as ×Cremneria 'Expatriata'.
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