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Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills' (Pink Frills Echeveria)

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Scientific Name

Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills'

Common Names

Pink Frills Echeveria

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills' is a succulent plant that forms a central rosette surrounded by many offsets. The rosettes grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, spoon-shaped, pointed, and up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long. They range in shades of mauve purple, silvery-blue and green, and have bright pink edges that become frilly as they age. Orange-pink flowers appear on narrow, arching stalks in summer.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 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. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.

Most Echeveria 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 succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.

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. See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.

Origin

This succulent is a cultivar of Echeveria shaviana.

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