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Echeveria chihuahuaensis

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Scientific Name

Echeveria chihuahuaensis Poelln.

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Echeveria chihuahuaensis is another beautiful glaucous Echeveria that is like a smaller version of the related Echeveria colorata. It forms a tighter and shorter rosette up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide with its smaller more scalloped leaves that come to a more pronounced tip. There are a few forms with varying degrees of pinkish edging to the bluish-gray leaves. The pinkish, lightly-branching flower stalks may reach up to 10 inches (25 cm) above the rosette to display the unfurling, coral-pink flowers with a yellow interior. It is generally solitary and must usually reach full size before it begins to offset.

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

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 a potting soil for succulents 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

Origin

Echeveria chihuahuaensis is native to Mexico.

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