Echeveria pulvinata: How to Grow and Care for Chenille Plant

Echeveria pulvinata Chenille Plant

Scientific name: Echeveria pulvinata

Common name: Chenille Plant

There are bright green leaves with pink to red edges. Each leaf has tiny white hairs that help protect it from water loss. There are orange flowers in the Spring.

Quick Look at Echeveria pulvinata

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and pets
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant”

The Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant” adds height and color to the arrangements. Some varieties grow taller than other varieties. Its flowers attract birds.


The Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant” has typical watering 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 Chenille Plant 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 pulvinata “Chenille Plant”

Stems or leaves can be used to grow the Echeveria pulvinata.


The Chenille Plant can be grown with a sterile knife or pair of 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 theChenille Plant 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.


  1. Echeveria pulvinata (Chenille Plant) – Wikipedia

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