Echeveria shaviana E.Walther
Mexican Hens, Mexican Hens Echeveria, Mexican Hens and Chicks
Echeveria shaviana is an attractive succulent with short-stemmed rosettes up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The blue-gray leaves have very wavy, crinkled margins that take on a pinkish tint if grown in bright light. Stems of pink flowers with yellow centers appear in late summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most of the 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. 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 a potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria
Echeveria shaviana is native to the mountainous areas in northern Mexico (Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon).
Subspecies, Varieties, Forms, Cultivars and Hybrids
- Echeveria shaviana ‘Pink Frills’
- Echeveria shaviana ‘Truffles’
- Echeveria ‘Morning Beauty’
- x Graptoveria ‘Spirit of ’76’
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