A picture of a Echeveria subcorymbosa

Echeveria subcorymbosa

Echeveria subcorymbosa

Photo by Plantsbeau (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Echeveria subcorymbosa Overview

Echeveria subcorymbosa is a tender succulent plant, grown for the attractive rosettes of fleshy, succulent leaves that can develop fantastic colouration, particularly when planted in full sun. The leaves emerge blue-green to powdery blue in colour and can develop lovely pink and purple flushing with age. Originating from rocky environments in Mexico, this plant is drought-tolerant and copes well with infrequent watering. Check the leaves for softening and wrinkling to indicate it wants a good deep watering. This Echeveria grows in tight clumps and is easy to propagate through the leaves. Simply separate the spoon-shaped, white-green leaves, allow them to callus and plant in dry soil! Grown more for the fleshy leaves over the waxy flowers, they are lantern-shaped and coloured red with yellow tips. Echeveria plants are widely grown in gardens and as houseplants in more temperate climates prone to frost.

Common problems with Echeveria subcorymbosa

Aphids, Wine Weevil larvae, and Mealybugs can attack the leaves and roots of plants.

Echeveria subcorymbosa Companion Plants

Plant alongside other succulent plants.

How to harvest Echeveria subcorymbosa

Generally not harvested, but the cut flower industry have started using the whole plant in floristry, harvested at various stages.

How to propagate Echeveria subcorymbosa

Seed

Sow seed as soon as ripe.

Division

Divide and plant offsets in spring.

Cuttings

Root stem or leaf cuttings in late spring. Can be propagated from leaves, simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, let callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.

Special features of Echeveria subcorymbosa

Attracts useful insects

Attract bees

Drought resistant

Can survive without water for long periods, but will not thrive.

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Other uses of Echeveria subcorymbosa

Indoors, greenhouse, rock garden

Ornamental

Echeveria elegans is cultivated as an ornamental plant for rock gardens planting, or as a potted plant.