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Red Echeveria

Echeveria harmsii

Also known as

Plush Plant

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Red Echeveria Overview

This is a branching, evergreen, sub-shrub species that is commonly grown as an indoor plant. The fleshy, succulent, light green leaves grow in rosettes, have a hairy coating on them and are edged with red. Flowers are bell-shaped, coloured bright orange with gold-yellow throats and arranged on branching inflorescences.

Common problems with Red Echeveria

How to propagate Red Echeveria

Cuttings

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.

Division

Seed

Special features of Red Echeveria

Indoor plant

Other uses of Red Echeveria

Grown for their long-lasting flowers.