Echeveria agavoides 'Prolifera'
Echeveria agavoides var. prolifera, Echeveria agavoides 'Pink'
Echeveria agavoides 'Prolifera' is an attractive succulent plant with tight stemless rosettes of fleshy apple-green leaves with a strong reddish-pink tinge near the edges and a darker red terminal spine. The rosettes grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. Flowers are red with a yellow tip and appear from spring to early summer.
The cultivar name "prolifera" refers to the numerous proliferous offshoots emitted by each rosette.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most common Echeverias 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, 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 only known from cultivated plants in the garden of C. Halbinger, Mexico City, and it is probably a hybrid.
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