Echeveria pulvinata 'BCEC-12.001'
Echeveria pulvinata 'Devotion', Echeveria 'Devotion'
This succulent is a non-flowering cultivar of Echeveria pulvinata selected for its compact and branching habit. It is found and patented in the United States by Bay City Flower Company under the name Echeveria pulvinata 'BCEC-12.001' and is available exclusively from Van Winden Erica BV in the Netherlands under the trade name Echeveria pulvinata 'Devotion'. It is actually a sport of Echeveria pulvinata 'Red Velvet', another cultivar patented by Bay City Flower Company, similar to Echeveria pulvinata 'Ruby'.
Echeveria pulvinata 'Devotion', also sold as Echeveria 'Devotion', is a beautiful non-flowering succulent with short stems and dense terminal rosette of fleshy green and warm burgundy red leaves covered with tiny hairs creating a velvety feel. It has a nice round shape and remains compact to a height of about 6 inches (15 cm). Leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and 0.8 inches (2 cm) wide. They become more red-colored in stronger light. This plant does not flower.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria pulvinata 'Devotion'
Light: E. pulvinata 'Devotion' 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. pulvinata 'Devotion' 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.
Hardiness: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. pulvinata 'Devotion' can withstand temperatures as low as 20 to 50 °F (-6.7 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b.
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. pulvinata 'Devotion'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. During the winter months, water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling.
Fertilizing: E. pulvinata 'Devotion' 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. pulvinata 'Devotion', make sure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: Like all Echeverias, this succulent is usually propagated from leaves and offsets, but it can also be grown from stem cuttings. Spring is the best time to take cuttings and separate offsets.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria pulvinata 'Devotion'
E. pulvinata 'Devotion' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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