Rock Rose Overview
The Rock Rose, Echeveria elegans is also known by the names Mexican Snowball and Pearl Echeveria. Echeveria elegans 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. Rock Roses are drought-tolerant and cope well with infrequent watering. Check the leaves for softening and wrinkling to indicate it wants a good deep watering. This plant grows in 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 pink with yellow tips. Echeveria plants are widely grown in gardens and as houseplants in more temperate climates prone to frost.