Echeveria × mutabilis, ×Cremneria mutabilis
×Cremneria 'Mutabilis' is a succulent with branched stems and rosettes of fleshy leaves at the end of the branches. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Stems are up to 12 inches (30 cm) long. Leaves are green or brownish depending on the amount of sunlight they receive. They are up to 2.8 inches (7 cm) long and 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide. The inflorescences are up to 3.5 feet (75 cm) long and bear flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and pink.
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. Finally, 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is a hybrid by Jean-Baptiste A. Deleuil of Marseilles, created in 1874. It results from the cross between Cremnophila linguifolia and Echeveria scheeri (according to Deleuil) or Echeveria carnicolor (according to Walther).
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