Echeveria Elegans (Echeveria elegans)
This award-winning succulent is a true beauty! The Echeveria Elegans is the rose of the succulent world. It won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and can be described at the “quintessential succulent” for its classic, yet beautiful succulent appearance.
This succulent forms a succession of gorgeous rosettes that vary in size. Its weighty, spoon-shaped leaves are a soft silvery-green that can appear teal in certain lighting. The outer leaves blush in the sun and can change to yellow and pink hues in the heat of summer.
This sophisticated beauty even produces flowers. In summer, you can expect this beauty to produce stems that shoot up to support dainty tubular flowers. And these flowers do not disappoint. They’re a deep red at their base which transitions to a rich, honey-colored yellow at their opening.
This plant’s flamboyant flowers are known for attracting hummingbirds while being deer and rabbit resistant.
This succulent grows best in full sun and partial shade in well-drained, low-moisture soil. The echeveria is versatile and hardy, so you can use it as a potted plant inside your home or positioned on your front steps.
It can add interest to your succulent garden or specimen garden. If left to spread, it can form colonies of rosettes that can make for a unique groundcover.
The rosette shape of this plant makes it a great companion for other succulents because it doesn’t tend to crowd other plants.
Many gardeners go crazy for this little beauty. Its drought-resistant nature makes it easy to care for. And it thrives in dry conditions that most plants find inhospitable. And like most other succulents, this one isn’t prone to any plant disease.
|Common name||Echeveria Elegans|
|Botanical name||Echeveria elegans|
|Hardiness zone||Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)|
|Height||6 - 8 inches|
|Width||6 - 8 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|