Echeveria " Neon Breakers " Hen and Chicks
(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Echeveria Neon Breakers goes by the common name “Hen and Chicks”. It forms rosettes and has wavy edges. Known for the bell-shaped flowers, this plant has its origin in Echeveria Shaviana and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. Echeveria Neon Breakers succulent offers a dormancy of winters and can grow up to a height of about 3 inches.
This houseplant has a fast growth rate and matures comparatively more easily and naturally as compared to other plants of the same species.
Echeveria Neon Breakers is known for its purple-colored flowers that bloom between the season of late summer and early fall.
Watering and Feeding
Water the plant when you feel the top of the soil is drying out. It grows well without feeding, but a diluted fertilizer can be used if needed.
Well-drained soil is ideal. Since this succulent is grown in high-altitude areas, ensure that its roots do not get waterlogged.
Hen and Chicks plants grow best in winters, keeping in mind their frost tolerance of -1.1° C (30.02° F). The plant belongs to the hardiness zone of 11 to 12.
4-6 hours of full sun exposure is ideal. If you are growing this variety indoors, use a grow light or put it next to an east-facing window.
This attractive succulent can be propagated by cutting a leaf and separately placing it in a cacti mix. Make sure you cover the dish till the time a new plant sprouts.
Echeveria Neon Breakers “Hen and Chicks” are known to be one of the most unusual but also evergreen succulents that form a combination of intense colorful leaves and can thrive both indoors and outdoors. With every step of its growth, be prepared to be amazed.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late summer and early fall|
|Common Name||Hens and chicks|
|Frost Tolerance||-1.1° C|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||11 to 12|
|Scientific Name||Echeveria " Neon Breakers "|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|