A mat forming ground cover succulent plant. In colder climates can be grown outdoors during the summer and indoors in a bright window during the off season.
full, some shade
average, tolerates dry but doesn't mind an occasional watering
Soil & Site
average, well drained
tolerates cool weather, hardy to 20-25 degrees F
one-sided racemes, lantern-shaped, tipped with yellow
tight rosette, gray to glaucous blue
rosettes reach 8-12 inches, spreading over a foot
easy by division of the rossets
The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría Godoy.
I first became aware of this plant as a member of the Wisconsin Cactus and Succulent Club. One of the members grew these in mass in a large succulent garden (zone #5). Each fall they would dig up the plants, divide them and give away their excess. Which was a lot since the plants rapidly send out stolons with plantlets at the tip. The cold weather seems to darken the color.
Notes & Reference
#05-Lexicon of Succulent Plants (Hermann Jacobsen)