Echeveria 'Sagitta' is a charming small succulent that forms rosettes of pointed, grey-green leaves with red margins and tips. The rosettes can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. The leaves are covered with a fine, waxy bloom.
The yellow bell-shaped flowers appear on tall, arching stalks in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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.
Most Echeverias can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although some are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Echeveria 'Sagitta' is a patented (PP26231) hybrid created by Gert Ubink in 2006 and selected by the inventor in 2008 in Kudelstaart, Netherlands. It results from a cross between an unnamed Echeveria agavoides cultivar and an unnamed Echeveria multicaulis cultivar.
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