Echeveria 'Golden Glow'
Golden Hens and Chicks
Echeveria 'Golden Glow' is a beautiful succulent that forms short-stemmed rosettes of pale green to yellow-green leaves that blush pink along the margins when exposed to direct sunlight. The rosettes can reach a diameter of 10 inches (25 cm), slowly producing offsets to form a clump. The leaves are fleshy and spoon-shaped with a pointed tip.
The flowers are bell-shaped, soft pink, and yellow inside, and appear in clusters on long stalks in late winter and spring.
Echeveria 'Golden Glow' is thought to be an Echeveria agavoides hybrid.
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. 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, 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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