Scientific name: Echeveria agavoides
Common name: Lipstick Echeveria
The Echeveria has lime green leaves that have red edges, but it gets its species name from the shape of its thick, triangle-shaped leaves.
Quick Look at Echeveria agavoides
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria”
Lipstick Echeveria does well in container gardens or rock gardens. There are red flowers in the late spring and early summer.
Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
“Lipstick Echeveria” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant it in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
How to Propagate Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria”
Echeveria agavoidesLipstick Echeveria can be difficult to grow, but it is easy to propagation.
A sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors is needed to cut the lipstick Echeveria. Cut the stem away from the Echeveria and allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting.
Start by choosing a healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by twisting the leaf. If you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, you should not leave any of the leaf on it.
Allow the leaf to be calloused for several days, and then lay on the soil. Water when the soil has dried. After roots and a leaf have appeared, plant the new growth.
The Lipstick Echeveria will produce small offsets, which will grow around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.