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Echeveria 'Shamrock'

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Scientific Name

Echeveria 'Shamrock'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Parentage

This hybrid is a cross between Echeveria purpusorum and unknown Echeveria species.

Description

Echeveria 'Shamrock' is a beautiful succulent that forms clumps of small rosettes with striking patterns and colors. Leaves are green with red edges and underside when grown in the full sun. The rosettes grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and about the same in diameter. Flowers are reddish-orange with yellow tips and appear in summer on short stems.

How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Shamrock'

Soil: Echeverias need potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial cactus and succulent potting soil will work fine.

Light: These succulents prefer full sun to partial shade. However, try to avoid drastic sunlight changes and full afternoon sun, especially in summer. During the winter, when your succulents are inside, put them near the brightest window in your home.

Hardiness: Echeveria 'Shamrock' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Watering: When and how to water is a crucial part of Echeveria care. They do not like to be kept too wet, but they also do not like to be kept too dry. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering Echeverias.

Fertilizing: Echeverias grow well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients.

Repotting: Repot when needed in the spring or early summer.

Propagation: Echeverias are one of the easiest succulents to propagate. They are usually propagated from offsets or leaves, but they can also be grown from stem cuttings and seed.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.

Toxicity of Echeveria 'Shamrock'

Echeveria 'Shamrock' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans.

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