Echeveria | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Echeveria are easy to grow and prefer to be indoors in the winter, like a local football club.

Echeveria is the genus of many different species and sub-species, and are a great plant to grow if you’re looking for something a little different. All of the plants that bear the name are easy to grow, and known to have very long lasting flowers. Whilst they’re easy for the novice gardener to grow, most can’t cope with temperatures lower than about 5-70 C, so either need to be moved indoors during the colder months or grown in a conservatory or greenhouse. The leaves of the plants grow in rosette formation, and the blooms flower in the summer in various shades, from coral-pink through the shades of the spectrum to yellow and red.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.16
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Varies
Foliage in summer
  • Varies
Foliage in Autumn
  • Varies
Foliage in winter
  • Varies
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Rosette
  • Spreading
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z12-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • 0
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years