Echeveria agavoides 'Macabeana'
Echeveria 'Macabeana', also known as Echeveria agavoides 'Macabeana', is an attractive succulent that forms compact rosettes of pale green leaves with slightly reddish tips. The rosettes grow about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, freely producing offsets and forming a dense clump. The leaves are fleshy, smooth, and rather shining and take in a vibrant red coloring on the leaf margins during the winter and under intense light.
The plant has never been seen in bloom.
Echeveria 'Macabeana' is not a cultivar of Echeveria agavoides but a hybrid with probably E. agavoides as one of the parents. In the 20th century, this plant was distributed in Europe as Echeveria agavoides var. corderoyi.
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. 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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