Echeveria 'Powder Blue'
White Rose Echeveria
Echeveria 'Powder Blue' is an attractive succulent that freely offsets to form clusters of rosettes of soft, pale blue-green leaves. The rosettes are nearly flat on the upper surface but arch upwards towards the middle of the plant. They grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 6 inches (15 cm) long and up to 2 inches (5 cm) wide at the widest point near the pink-margined tips and have a waxy white coating. In summer, the up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall stems bend over with the weight of the large, pink flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 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. 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, 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. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
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. See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
It is listed as a hybrid of Echeveria subrigida.
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