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Echeveria

Echeveria agavoides

Crested Moulded Wax Agave, Houseleek

A stemless, star-shaped rosette of fat leaves this relative of the Houseleek was introduced from Mexico. Awarded a RHS AGM it has pink-red & yellow flowers that appear in summer.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sown at 15 - 18ºC in early spring
Notes
Separate plantlets that have started to developed roots or take leaves from the base of the plant in spring & leave to callus over for a few days before placing on the surface of a tray of cactus compost topped with grit & place in a warm position with good light keeping the soil slightly moist.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mexico

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Gravel, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance plant that suits container growing indoors .

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
Red, Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Can also suffer from Mealybugs but is generally Disease free.

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