Echeveria 'Margaret Martin'
Echeveria 'Margaret Martin' is an attractive succulent with tight rosettes of fleshy, apple-green with a strong reddish-pink tinge near the edges and a darker red terminal spine. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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. 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, 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.
Most Echeverias can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although some are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is a hybrid resulting from the cross between Echeveria agavoides and Echeveria colorata 'Lindsayana'. This name strictly belongs only to the plant created and sold by Margaret Martin. However, the hybrid is not distinguishable from other crosses of E. agavoides and E. colorata 'Lindsayana'.
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