Echeveria 'Pinwheel Revolution'
This succulent was discovered as a single unique plant by Naoyuki Hagane in Japan among his tray of Echeveria 'Pinwheel' seedlings. It is similar in appearance to Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy', but the flowers are quite different, so Echeveria 'Pinwheel Revolution' may be a hybrid involving E. runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' as the other parent.
Echeveria 'Pinwheel Revolution' is a succulent plant that forms dense, almost stemless rosettes of fleshy leaves rolled downwards along their length and curled up so that the tips point toward the center of the rosette. The rosettes grow up to 5.6 inches (14 cm) in diameter. Leaves are blue-green with a powdery coating and hues of pink in full sun. Flowers are bell-shaped, pink with yellowish tips, and appear in clusters on tall, leafy, arching stalks, usually in summer.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Pinwheel Revolution'
Light: E. 'Pinwheel Revolution' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you are moving your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when your E. 'Pinwheel Revolution' is inside, put it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. 'Pinwheel Revolution' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. 'Pinwheel Revolution'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during the winter months.
Fertilizing: E. 'Pinwheel Revolution' grows well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during spring or early summer when it is actively growing. To repot your E. 'Pinwheel Revolution', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: Like most Echeverias, this succulent is usually propagated from leaves or offsets. Spring is the best time to take leaf cuttings and separate offsets.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Pinwheel Revolution'
E. 'Pinwheel Revolution' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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