Romeo Wax Agave
Echeveria agavoides 'Romeo'
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Romeo Wax Agave Overview
The cultivar Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’ is a clumping succulent, it forms rosettes up to 15cm tall and 30cm wide. Leaves are attractively coloured pink to purple-grey, with red colouring along the leaf edges, individual leaves taper to a non-sharp spine. Flowers are red-pink and bell-shaped, produced from between the leaves on a tall raceme structure. They have yellow colouration on the inner throat and pointed petals. Flowering occurs throughout spring and summer. This cultivar has been awarded a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and is commonly grown around the world as a houseplant.
Common problems with Romeo Wax Agave
Can also suffer from Mealybugs but is generally disease free.
How to harvest Romeo Wax Agave
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Romeo Wax Agave
Sown at 15 - 18ºC in early spring
Separate plantlets that have started to developed roots or take leaves from the base of the plant in spring. Leave them to callus over for a few days before placing on the surface of a tray of cactus compost topped with grit. Then place in a warm position with good light.
Special features of Romeo Wax Agave
Other uses of Romeo Wax Agave
A low maintenance plant that suits container growing indoors.