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Echeveria agavoides 'Water Lily'

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Scientific Name

Echeveria agavoides 'Water Lily'

Synonyms

Echeveria agavoides 'Waterlily', Echeveria 'Water Lily', Echeveria 'Waterlily'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae 
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Description

Echeveria agavoides 'Water Lily' is an attractive succulent plant with numerous light green to pale bluish-green leaves in an erect, dense rosette, thick elliptic and acuminate, somewhat waterlily-shaped due to the incurving blades, tips flushed rich pink, more tinged hot pink in the outers. When inflorescences are produced, the center of the main rosette changes considerably, the leaves become smaller and finer thus resembling a waterlily flower.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Most of the 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 Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.

Most Echeveria 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 a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.

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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria

Origin

Garden origin.

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