Echeveria colorata f. brandtii (Kimnach) Kimnach
Echeveria colorata var. brandtii
Echeveria colorata f. brandtii is a succulent plant that forms a large, compact rosette of fleshy, linear leaves with pointed tips. The rosette can reach 13.6 inches (34 cm) in diameter. Leaves are bluish-green, covered with a grey bloom, and deeply suffused with reddish-purple near the apex and along margins, most noticeably on the underside. They are up to 6.4 inches (16 cm) long and 1.6 inches (4 cm) wide.
The flowers are bell-shaped, peach-red to coral red, and appear on arching stems in spring.
Echeveria colorata f. brandtii is native to Mexico. It grows on a mossy rock under oaks in Jalisco.
USDA hardiness zone 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. Finally, 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, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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