Echeveria agavoides

Synonyms:

  • Cotyledon agavoides
  • Cotyledon obscura
  • Echeveria obscura
  • Echeveria yuccoides
  • Urbinia agavoides
  • Urbinia obscura

Common names: Molded Wax Agave, House Leek.

Habitat:

-E. agavoides is native of San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico.

Description:

-Echeveria agavoides is a common species of Echeveria. This plant ha a very short stem (almost stemless) with a rosette of fat leaves (up to 20 cm in diameter). Some forms have reddish tips, other forms have very red margins; generally, leaves are green and tend to become red in summer. E. agavoides blooms in summer, producing pinkish-red flowers with dark yellow tips.

Cultivation:

-Echeveria agavoides is easy to grow! It tolerates bright light, shade, different kind of soils, but it will grow at its best with full sun exposure (that will prevent “stretching”), outdoors and adequate water. It can survive long dry period, but waterings during the growing season will allow the plant to grow faster and better. It is root rot sensitive: use a very porous soil and avoid excessive humitidy in cool winter. Temperature range during the growing season is 5-25°C (summer), but the plant can tolerate light frosts. Cooler temperature will make the foliage colours more intense.

Propagation:

-E. agavoides is an easy plant to propagate by leaf propagation or division of larger clumps.

Curiosity:

-It is widely used in hybridizing.

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