Echeveria 'J.C. Van Keppel'
Echeveria agavoides 'Van Keppel', Echeveria 'Van Keppel', Echeveria 'Ivory', ×Pachyveria 'Ivory'
Echeveria 'J.C. Van Keppel', also sold as Echeveria 'Ivory', is a succulent plant that forms rosettes of silvery green leaves with purple tinges at the tips. It offsets freely, forming a clump up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide.
Its flowers have apparently not been observed.
Echeveria 'J.C. Van Keppel' is a hybrid from the collection of Dutch horticulturist Johannes (Joop) Cornelius van Keppel (1922–1983), for whom it has been named. One of its parents is Echeveria agavoides, the other unknown.
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, 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 a few 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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