Echeveria Agavoides Green
Echeveria agavoides is an attractive succulent, forming rosettes of triangular, fleshy, evergreen leaves in pale green with red margins. In spring and early summer, red, lantern-shaped flowers with yellow tips appear on tall stems. For best results grow Echeveria agavoides in a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It’s perfect for growing in gravel gardens and sunny borders, but is best suited to growing in containers, which you can move indoors in autumn to overwinter.
Flowering and Fragrance
During the early summer, the plant may send up 20” inch tall single-sided inflorescence red flowers. As with the leaves, the flowers feature bright colors tipped with darker colors.
Light and Temperature
This succulent survives winters in USDA hardiness zone 10 and higher. In cooler regions, bring the plant indoors for the cold months. Wait until after the threat of frost has passed before bringing it back outside. Echeverias prefers full sun and bright light, but avoid the intense afternoon light, as it may scorch the leaves. The plant is less likely to suffer from sunburn indoors or in partial shade. Place it in a south-facing window to give it as much light as possible.
Watering and Feeding
Overwatering or underwatering threaten the health of Echeveria agavoides. It has typically water needs of any succulent. To find the right balance, thoroughly water the soil around the rosette until the soil is saturated.
With container plants, continue pouring water until it begins to drain out the bottom. The plant is drought tolerant. Don’t water the plant again until the soil dries out. If the soil retains too much water, the plant may need a bigger pot or soil with better drainage. These plants grow well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Dilute a liquid plant fertilizer with water and feed when watering during the warmer months.
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun.
- Hardiness: Tender.
- Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy.
- Hazardness: Echeveria Agavoides has no toxic effects yet reported.