Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'
Molded Wax, Molded Wax Agave, Molded Wax Plant, Wax Agave, Wax Echeveria
This succulent is a cultivar of Echeveria agavoides.
Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony' is a beautiful succulent that forms tight rosettes of thick fleshy gray-green leaves with dark purplish brown margins. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Leaves are triangular and pointed at the apex. Flowers are pinkish-red with yellow tips and appear in clusters on an up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall inflorescence in summer.
The cultivar epithet "Ebony" refers to the dark purplish brown, sometimes almost black-colored leaf margins.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most 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, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. 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.
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