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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

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Scientific Name

Echeveria nodulosa (Baker) Ed. Otto

Common Names

Painted Echeveria

Synonyms

Cotyledon nodulosa (basionym), Echeveria discolor, Echeveria misteca

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae 
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Description

Echeveria nodulosa is a succulent with up to 2 feet (60 cm) long branched stem and up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) wide rosettes of olive green leaves that are marked with vivid red coloring on the margins and in the center. Pale yellow flowers marked with red are produced on up to 2 foot (60 cm) tall, erect and unbranched inflorescence.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Painted Echeveria is easily grown in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Indoors, provide bright light. If you are moving your plants outside in the spring, do it gradually. A couple hours in morning sun, then a few more, until they are in full sun. Best in partial shade in hot summer areas. If grown in a container, it will grow as large as the container allows.

Once established, Painted Echeveria requires occasional watering during the hot season. The time between watering depends on the temperatures and conditions of the plant. Reduce water in the winter to monthly.

Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer in the beginning of the season or weekly with a weak liquid solution. Use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer at 1/4 strength on mature plants, and a fertilizer with less nitrogen on young plants.

Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids... – See more at: How to Grow and Care for a Painted Echeveria

Origin

Native to Mexico.

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