Echeveria imbricata: How to Grow and Care for Blue Rose

Echeveria imbricata Blue Rose

Scientific name: Echeveria imbricata

Common name: Blue Rose

Blue Rose is an Echeveria. Its leaves are blue in color, with pink around the edges. As the plant gets older, it begins to form clusters.

Quick Look at Echeveria imbricata

  • Partial 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 leaves or offsets
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

Blue Rose is one of the most common Echeverias you can find. It is one of the oldest Echeveria hybrid combinations, being a combination of Echeveria glauca and Echeveria metallica.

Older leaves tend to dry up at the bottom of the stem, with newer leaves forming at the top. The leaves are covered in a powder to protect them from the sun.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. 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 30 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in partial shade.

How to Propagate Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

It is difficult to grow Blue Rose since it is a slow grower. You can find the best success by propagating leaves.


To grow Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose” 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.


There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.


  1. Echeveria imbricata (Blue Rose) – Wikipedia

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