Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana
Avonia buderiana

Avonia buderiana

(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Avonia buderiana

Habitat and ecology: It is small highly specialized plant that grows in full sun on high quartz ridges and slopes in arid conditions. The unique white scales reflect much of the light and act as sun-shades over the tiny leaves beneath. Whole plants mimic bird droppings or the white rocks in which they frequently grow and have been regarded as "mimicry plants", for long escaping the eyes of even the most attentive field workers.

Description: The leaf covering stipules are silvery-white, overlapping, scale-like but loosely positioned over the tiny leaves and adpressed to the stems. They give the plant an untidy, characteristic papery appearance. In the typical plants the scale tips are turned outwards.

Flowers: White and scented with about 15 stamens. The beige-brown withered flower remains from the previous season can be seen on the bigger stems of the plant.

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Bloom Time: Mid-summer


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Echeveria 'raindrops'
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance 0°c
Growth Rate Medium
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 15cm
Origin North america
Scientific Name Avonia buderiana
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Nancy M.
United States United States

Strange and Wonderful

Cute as a bug. I'm letting it settle down in its new home for a while before repotting it.

leslee c.
United States United States

Very pleased with item. Would definitely order again.

Jane K.
United States United States

beautiful specimen, as advertised

this little succulent is just beautiful! it was packaged well and arrived in great shape. it is one of my more unique specimens in my collection...very nice!

Lauren M.
United States United States

Cute and Healthy!

Why is this little guy so darn cute? Lovely little plant, excellent price, and super healthy!

Stan A.
United States United States

A real beauty

Nice healthy plant. Started flowering almost immediately. Love it. Growing like crazy! Thank you Planet Desert !

Avonia buderiana

SKU: 633

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Regular price$ 16.99
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