Echeveria ‘Atlantis’


No synonyms are recorded for this species name.


Echeveria ‘Atlantis’ is native to Mexico and Central America. In its natural habitat, it grows in well-drained, rocky soils, often at high elevations. ‘Atlantis’ typically grows in well-draining, rocky soils and requires full sun to partial shade to thrive. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family, which are known for their ability to store water in their leaves and stems, making them well adapted to arid conditions.


Echeveria ‘Atlantis’ is a rosette-forming succulent, characterized by its fleshy, plump leaves. The leaves are arranged in a circular pattern, forming a rosette that can reach up to 30 centimeters in diameter. The leaves are blue-green in color and have a wavy, scalloped edge. The plant can produce offsets, which will grow around the base of the mother plant. The flowers are bell-shaped and pink, orange or yellow in color, and bloom in spring or summer. The fruit is a small, three-lobed capsule. ‘Atlantis’ is a slow-growing succulent and is known for its attractive rosette shape and coloration. It is a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts and is often used as a decorative plant in rock gardens and as a container plant.


Echeveria ‘Atlantis’ is a relatively easy plant to grow, and it can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. It can be grown in a pot, or in a rock garden, and it is also suitable for a hanging pot. It prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but can tolerate some shade. It can survive temperatures as low as -6 ºC, but ideally should be kept above freezing. It prefers infrequent watering and well-draining soil. It will grow relatively slow, and repotting should be done when the plant becomes rootbound. Fertilization is not required, but can be done in spring with a cactus fertilizer.


Echeveria ‘Atlantis’ can be propagated from seed, leaf cuttings, or offsets. The seed should be sown in well-draining soil, and should be kept moist until germination. Leaf cuttings should be allowed to callus before planting, and offsets can be planted directly into soil.


The name “Echeveria” is named after Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, a Mexican botanical artist who made illustrations of the plants in the 18th century. Echeveria are also known as “hen and chicks”, referring to the way that the offsets grow around the mother plant. Echeveria species and cultivars have been widely cultivated as ornamental plants and widely used in gardening and landscaping in the world for many years. They are also popular choices for wedding favors and decorations.

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