Echeveria ‘Lemon Rose’ f. variegated


Common names:
Lemon Rose Variegated Echeveria
Variegated Lemon Rose Succulent
Echeveria with Lemon and Rose Hues
Variegated Lemon Rose Plant


Echeveria ‘Lemon Rose’ f. variegated is believed to originate from semi-desert regions in Central America, particularly in Mexico. Echeverias are adapted to dry, rocky areas and thrive in environments that mimic their native habitats – typically areas with well-draining soil and ample sunlight.


Echeveria ‘Lemon Rose’ f. variegated is a rosette forming succulent, belonging to the Crassulaceae botanical family. The ‘Lemon Rose’ variant is distinguished by its variegated leaves, which showcase a blend of lemon-yellow and soft green hues, often with pink or red edges when exposed to adequate sunlight. The leaves are fleshy, indicative of their water-storing capability, an adaptation to arid environments. The rosettes can grow up to 15-20 cm in diameter. The color of the leaves can change based on sun exposure and temperature, making it a dynamic addition to any succulent collection. The plant produces bell-shaped flowers on tall stalks, usually in the spring or early summer. The flowers are often coral or pink. Its distinct variegation and ease of care make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts.


This is a slow growing plant, easy to cultivate. The plant needs a full sunlight exposure but is recommended to avoid direct sun-light during the hottest periods. The plant is sensitive to temperatures below 10°C, so it should be moved indoors in colder weather. The soil should consist of a mix of pumice, clay, and loam to ensure proper drainage and prevent root rot, to which the plant is susceptible. To facilitate excess water drainage, it is recommended to use a perforated pot. Watering plays a crucial role in the well-being of this species. During the vegetative period, it is recommended to water the plant every 7 days, ensuring that the soil is completely dry before the next watering. In winter, watering should be suspended to allow the plant to enter dormancy. Regarding fertilization, a moderate application of specific succulent fertilizers during the growing season is sufficient. Fertilization should be discontinued in winter. You should repot the plant every 2 years in a pot 2 cm wider. Repotting should be done early in the growing season using fresh potting soil. It is essential to be vigilant for red spiders and mealybugs, as these pests can pose a threat to the plant’s health. Regular checks and prompt intervention are advisable to keep these potential issues under control.


Propagation can be done through leaf cuttings or offsets. When using cuttings, make the cut during the spring and then let it to dry for a few days; after the cut surface has dried and a formed a callus, place the cutting in a mixture of sand, soil and pumice. To increase the success of propagation you can make two or more cuttings at the same time. For cuttings it is recommended to maintain temperatures around 20 °C. Offsets, or ‘pups,’ can be removed from the main plant when they are a few inches in size and replanted.


The name “Echeveria” comes from Atanasio Echeverria, naturalist, botanist and Mexican artist of the late 1700s who painted and cooperated on the discovery and catalouging Mexico’s natural flora. The variegation is due to the loss of the ability to produce chlorophyll in some tissues of the plant, so that this tissue is no longer green. Chlorophyll-free tissues are usually white or pale-yellow coloured (due to carotenoid pigments) in contrast to the normal green tissue.

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