Echeveria 'Bombicina', Echeveria × bombicina, Echeveria × bombycina
Echeveria 'Bombycina' is a succulent plant that forms rosettes of thick, pale green, spoon-shaped leaves densely covered in fine white hairs. The rosettes grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Flower stems are up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and bear red and yellow, urn-shaped flowers in late summer and early fall.
This hybrid is different from Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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.
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. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is a hybrid between Echeveria setosa and Echeveria pulvinata created by Pierre Gossot in France in 1933.
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