Scientific name: Echeveria colorata
Common name: Echeveria colorata
The large clumping Succulent has silver-green leaves with pink tips. Many offsets form a clumping mound as it grows. It is the perfect plant for beginners. There are yellow blossoms in the spring.
Quick Look at Echeveria colorata
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings, leaves, and offsets
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Winter dormant
General Care for Echeveria colorata
Echeveria colorata can be found in rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it becomes clumps. Although it averages 20 cm in diameter, mature rosettes can grow as large as 40 cm.
The Echeveria colorata has a lot of water needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant the Echeveria in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Echeveria colorata
Stems, leaves, and offsets can be used to grow echeveria colorata.
The Echeveria colorata can be grown with a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
To grow Echeveria colorata from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. You will have a smaller chance of success if you don’t keep the leaf on the stem.
Allow the leaf to dry out for a few days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.
Echeveria colorata will grow around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.