Echeveria chihuahuaensis


No synonyms are recorded for this name.


E. chihuahuaensis is native to Mexico, where it inhabits semi-arid plains and grows on rocky soils, at a variable altitude range.


Echeveria chihuahuaensis is one of the most appreciated and cultivated Echeverias. Like all Echeverias, is a rosette-forming plant. In this species, rosettes are particularly tight and dense in leaves, more than in other Echeverias, where leaves are less packed, more widely spaced from each other. They reach a maximum diameter of 10 centimeters, and grow at ground level.
Leaves are teal in colour, with red edges, gut-shaped and with a slightly pronounced point. The point earnes them the botanic term “mucronated”.
The inflorescence consists in cymes, in particular, scorpioid cymes, borne on an elongated stem that stands out above the plant, reaching 20 centimeters in height. The scorpioid cyme is the typical inflorescence of the forget-me-not: it is a cyme in which the axis is curved and the flowers arise two-ranked and on alternate sides of the axis. A cyme, instead, is like a short little stem at the top of a stalk that bear a few flowers with a short pedicel. In E. chihuahuaensis, flowers are pale yellow or pale pink.


Growing Echeveria chihuahuaensis is a breeze! This hardy plant, native to the highlands of Mexico and some regions of South America, can handle a wide range of conditions. Here’s how to get the best results:

-Place it in a sunny spot to bring out the reddish tinge of the leaves and bright green color of the plant.
-It can handle temperatures as low as 4ºC, so it’s best to grow it in a pot that you can bring inside during the winter.
-Water it a lot in the summer, but not at all in the winter unless the leaves start to shrivel. Make sure not to get water on the leaves.
-It’s not too picky about soil and fertilizing. Just use a succulent-specific fertilizer with more potassium and phosphorus and less nitrogen in the spring and summer.
-Make sure the soil drains well and you can add perlite or pumice to help with that.
-Repot it every year to keep it healthy and growing fast.

With a little love and care, your Echeveria chihuahuaensis will thrive and add a touch of beauty to your space.


Echeveria chihuahuaensis can only be propagated through cuttings since it’s a hybrid. The easiest way to propagate it is through leaf cuttings or suckers (small rosettes that grow on the sides). E. chihuahuaensis produces a lot of rosettes, which can be taken off in spring and replanted in a new pot where they will quickly put down roots. Unlike other succulents, Echeverias cuttings can be left in full sun or in a very bright spot. The ideal temperature is around 20° C.


Echeveria chihuahuaensis is a species of succulent plant that belongs to the family Crassulaceae, native to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. That’s the reason why it’s called “chihuahuaensis”, meaning “from Chihuahua”. This species is known for its rosettes of fleshy, blue-gray leaves that are covered in small white bumps and red edges, giving the plant a unique and ornamental appearance. The plant produces orange-red flowers during the summer, which makes it a popular choice for landscaping, rock gardens, and as a houseplant. The genus name Echeveria is named after the Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy.  The common name for this species is not widely used.

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