Echeveria Glauca Glaucous Echeveria
(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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).
Echeveria Glauca goes by the common name “Glaucous Echeveria.” Having its origin in Central America, the hardy succulent is noted for arrowhead-shaped leaves that form grayish blue-green rosettes. It belongs to the Crassulaceae family and reaches a height of about 12 inches. This winter-dormant plant grows healthily in full sun exposure.
Echeveria glauca has a slow growth rate, though it grows abundantly.
The blooming season begins in summers or late spring. This variety bears yellow bell-shaped flowers on short stalks.
Watering and Feeding
It is essential to water this plant, but it should never be overwatered. Standing water can make the roots rot. Thus, feeding should be limited. Use controlled-release fertilizers only at the start of each season.
Well-drained and loose soil are prerequisites to grow Glaucous echeveria. Ensure that the soil's pH level is acidic.
The hardiness zone for this interesting plant is 9b to 11b. It has a frost tolerance of 12° C(53.6° F).
The Echeveria glauca loves full sun and flourishes in brightly-lit places. This plant can withstand summer temperatures between 18° C and 21° C (65° – 70° F). During winters, it can have a healthy growth till 10 °C (50° F).
Echeverias can be propagated from leaf cuttings or offsets.
Glaucous Echeveria is an excellent addition as landscape decoration in pots or as houseplants on window sills. It is an attractive companion on your office desk too!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Summer or through the early|
|Common Name||Glaucous echeveria|
|Frost Tolerance||12 °c|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Echeveria glauca|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|