Echeveria agavoides 'Maria'
Echeveria agavoides 'Maria' is a beautiful succulent plant that forms a large, tight, usually solitary rosette of fleshy apple green leaves with red tips. The rosette can reach up to 14 inches (35 cm) in diameter.
The bell-shaped flowers are red with yellow tips and appear on long, slender stalks in spring and early 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.
According to ICN, which plant Frank Reinelt considered Echeveria agavoides 'Prolifera' is unknown. If it was the same plant described by Walther as Echeveria agavoides var. prolifera, then it is a plant of unknown origin and very likely a hybrid. That means a cross of Echeveria agavoides and an Echeveria agavoides hybrid is no longer an Echeveria agavoides cultivar but a hybrid. Therefore, the correct name is rather Echeveria 'Maria'.
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