Echeveria 'Margaret Martin'
Echeveria 'Margaret Martin' is an attractive succulent that forms tight rosettes of fleshy, apple-green leaves with a reddish-pink tinge near the edges and a darker red terminal spine. The rosettes can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.
The pinkish, bell-shaped flowers appear on arching stalks in summer.
Echeveria 'Margaret Martin' is a hybrid created in 1999 by Margaret J. Martin in Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom. It results from a cross between Echeveria agavoides and Echeveria colorata 'Lindsayana'. The name strictly belongs only to the plant created and sold by Margaret Martin. However, this hybrid is not distinguishable from other crosses of Echeveria agavoides and Echeveria colorata 'Lindsayana'.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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.
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.
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