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Echeveria subrigida ‘Fire and Ice’ – Red Edge Echeveria

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Scientific Name

Echeveria subrigida ‘Fire and Ice’

Common Names

Red Edge Echeveria

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Echeveria subrigida ‘Fire and Ice’ is a large, very attractive, rosette-forming succulent plant that forms up to 9 inches (22.5 cm) tall and up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide rosettes of wide spade-shape, blue-green leaves that are deeply channeled and have smooth margins that often are highlighted with pink or rose tones. In late spring into mid-summer appear the heavy, upright stalks bearing coral-pink flowers that are orange inside with red nectaries.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9a to 10b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °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.

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. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria

Origin

Garden origin.

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