Echeveria 'Sea Dragon'
Echeveria 'Sea Dragon' is a beautiful succulent that forms short-stemmed rosettes of gray-green to reddish-green leaves. It has a very wide variation in color and form of rosettes and leaves. The rosettes grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter. Leaves are spoon-shaped, wavy-edged, and up to 8 inches (20) cm long. The flowering stem is up to 32 inches (80 cm) tall. Flowers are bell-shaped, reddish, and yellow inside.
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, 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.
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.
This succulent is a hybrid created by Renee O'Connell and first introduced by Altman Specialty Plants.
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