Echeveria amoena De Smet ex E.Morren
Echeveria microcalyx, Echeveria purpusii, Echeveria pusilla,
This species is native to Mexico (Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz).
Echeveria amoena is a small succulent that forms dense rosettes of glaucous green, often pinkish or reddish leaves. The rosettes grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, producing numerous offsets. Leaves are thick, fleshy, and pointed, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) long and up to 0.3 inches (0.8 cm) wide. Flowers are bell-shaped, coral-red, up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) long and 0.15 inches (0.4 cm) in diameter, and appear on red stalks in late spring.
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,ensuree the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots,removinge 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.
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