Echeveria 'Rosea Grandis'
This succulent is possibly a hybrid or a form of Echeveria crenulata.
Echeveria 'Rosea Grandis' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of green, spoon-shaped leaves with red, slightly wavy margins. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, often cresting and forming dense clumps.
Flowers are bell-shaped, yellow-orange, and appear in dense clusters on erect stalks in summer.
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. Finally, 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, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it 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 with 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.
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