Echeveria 'Sea Dragon'
Echeveria 'Sea Dragon' is a beautiful succulent that forms a short-stemmed rosette of broad, aqua-colored leaves with a large, centered bump and highly ruffled, rose-pink margins. It is highly variable in the color of the leaves and the shape of the rosettes. The rosette grows about 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Leaves are spoon-shaped and grow up to 6 inches (15) cm long and 3.2 inches (8 cm) wide.
The bell-shaped flowers are reddish outside and yellow inside, appearing on tall, branched stalks in spring.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 10b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °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 a few 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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