Echeveria agavoides 'Red Edge'
Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick', Echeveria agavoides var. multifida, Echeveria agavoides 'Multifida', Echeveria 'Lipstick', Echeveria 'Red Edge'
This succulent is a cultivar of Echeveria agavoides.
Echeveria agavoides 'Red Edge', also known as Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick', is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of apple-green to yellowish-green leaves with red edges and a terminal spine. It usually grows solitary or slowly producing offsets. Leaves are up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long and 1.6 inches (4 cm) wide. They are difficult to detach without breaking. Flowers are scarlet red to yellowish-rose with petals tipped light orange-yellow. They appear on up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall inflorescences with two to five racemes on each slender peduncle in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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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