The original name of this hybrid is Echeveria 'Martin's Hybrid', but because according to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, the word "hybrid" in a cultivar name is not permitted, it has been shortened to Echeveria 'Martin'.
Echeveria agavoides 'Martin', Echeveria agavoides 'Martin's Hybrid', Echeveria 'Martin's Hybrid'
Echeveria 'Martin', also known as Echeveria 'Martin's Hybrid', is a lovely succulent that forms star-shaped rosettes of dagger-shaped leaves. It can grow up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide. When grown in bright sunlight, the soft green leaves show bright pink or reddish tips and slightly red to very red margins.
Typically this plant blooms in summer. The flowers are bell-shaped, reddish-orange, and appear in terminal clusters on short stalks with small bract-like leaves.
This plant is often sold as Echeveria agavoides 'Martin' or Echeveria agavoides 'Martin's Hybrid'.
Echeveria 'Martin' is a hybrid that results from a cross between Echeveria agavoides and unknown Echeveria species.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Martin'
Light: Echeveria 'Martin' requires full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. Therefore, place it near the brightest window in your home. In addition, if you are moving the plant outside in spring, do it gradually and avoid exposure to intense afternoon sun.
Soil: Having soil that drains quickly is most important for growing a healthy succulent. While many growers prefer to create their own soil mix, commercial soil for succulents will work fine.
Temperature: High temperatures are not a problem as long as there is plenty of fresh air, but Echeveria 'Martin' is a tender succulent and must be brought indoors if there is a risk of freezing temperatures. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: During the growing season, the "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for this plant. Water deeply and then let the soil completely dry out before watering again. Water sparingly during the winter, only enough to keep the plant from shriveling. Above all, if you have a saucer under the pot, do not forget to empty the excess water.
Fertilizing: Although it can grow well without fertilizer, the plant may benefit from extra nutrients. Feed only during the growing season and use a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
Repotting: If growing it in a container, repot as needed in spring or early summer, but ensure the soil is dry before you start. Also, always use a container with drainage holes.
Propagation: Echeveria 'Martin' can be propagated by leaves or offsets, with the best time being in the spring.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Martin'
Echeveria 'Martin' has no toxic effects reported. But although the plant is safe for growing around children and pets, eating it is not advisable.
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