Scientific name: Echeveria harmsii
Common name: Plush Plant, Red Echeveria
The Echeveria has green leaves with pink tips. Its leaves are covered in silver velvet, which makes it a favorite among collectors. There are bright orange flowers in the summer.
Quick Look at Echeveria harmsii
- Full sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 11a (Minimum 40° F | 4.4° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by leaves, cuttings, and seeds
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Echeveria harmsii “Plush Plant”
It’s perfect for rock gardens, container gardens, and wreathes. Its flowers attract birds.
Echeveria harmsii has typical watering needs for a plant. 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 40 F (4.4 C), it’s best to plant the Echeveria harmsii 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 harmsii “Plush Plant”
Echeveria harmsii is a great plant to grow, as it is able to be grown in many different ways.
You can choose 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.
If you want to grow Echeveria harmsii, you can cut a piece of the plant just above a leaf on the stem. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and then place in well-draining soil.
In the fall, sow in a well-draining soil. If you live above 9a, you can grow your Echeveria harmsii seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light.