Echeveria shaviana ‘Pink Frills’
Pink Frills Echerveria
Echeveria shaviana ‘Pink Frills’ is a succulent plant up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, that forms a central rosette up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, surrounded by many offsets. Becoming ever more beautiful as it ages, this plant transitions through a palette of mauve purple, silvery blue and green as the foliage matures. The leaves are fleshy, pointed, spoon-shaped and up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long. The new leaves in the center of the rosette are mauve purple when they emerge. All of the leaves have bright pink edges that become frilly as they age. Orange-pink flowers are produced on narrow, arching wands in summer.
USDA hardiness zone 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 Echeveria 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
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