Echeveria 'Neon Breakers'
Neon Breakers Hens and Chicks
Echeveria 'Neon Breakers' is an unusual succulent that forms rosettes of intense colorful leaves with wavy, crinkled edges. The rosettes grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. Once planted, the leaves begin as a blue-green with faint pink at the tips. As it receives continuous full to partial sun, its colors transform into its own vivid sunset. The blue-green color reverts to a deep purple and a neon pink hue at the tips of its leaves. In bloom, during late summer and early fall, its colors heighten and tend to become even more vivid. Flowers are deep pink and appear on upright purplish stems
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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. 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, 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent is an Altman Plants original hybrid created by Renee O'Connell.
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