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Echeveria 'Autumn Flame'


Scientific Name

Echeveria 'Autumn Flame'

Scientific Classification

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


This succulent is a patented hybrid developed by Altman Plants. It is a cross between Echeveria 'Swan Lake' initially known as Echeveria 'Doppler', and Echeveria hybrid referred to as 'R-21'.


Echeveria 'Autumn Flame' is a magnificent succulent with rosettes of uniquely shiny, undulate, reddish-brown leaves with lighter red margins. The rosette displays a spiraling effect, each leaf slightly overlapping the one closer to the center. Flowers are red and appear from spring through summer on up to 10 inches (25 cm) long stalks.

Echeveria 'Autumn Flame'

Photo by Altman Plants

How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Autumn Flame'

Soil: Echeverias need potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial cactus and succulent potting soil will work fine.

Light: These succulents prefer full sun to partial shade. However, try to avoid drastic sunlight changes and full afternoon sun, especially in summer. During the winter, when your succulents are inside, put them near the brightest window in your home.

Hardiness: Echeveria 'Autumn Flame' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.

Watering: When and how to water is a crucial part of Echeveria care. They do not like to be kept too wet, but they also do not like to be kept too dry. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering Echeverias.

Fertilizing: Echeverias grow well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients.

Repotting: Repot when needed in the spring or early summer.

Propagation: Echeverias are one of the easiest succulents to propagate. They are usually propagated from offsets or leaves, but they can also be grown from stem cuttings and seed.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.

Toxicity of Echeveria 'Autumn Flame'

Echeverias are safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat them.


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