Echeveria “Ramillette”


No synonyms are recorded for this species name.


Echeveria “Ramillette” is a nursery hybrid, and thus it doesn’t exist in nature. Echeverias in general, instead, are from ari, hot habitats in central sn south America.


Echeveria “Ramillette” is a very cute and ornamental succulent that grows forming a low cluster of rosettes, expanding a little bit in all direction but not exceeding a height of to centimeters. These rosettes are formed by densely packed, gut-shaped, pointed bright green -yellowish leaves, with a reddish tip. Their colour can be variable according to the light conditions to which the plant is grown. The point of the leaves is slightly sharp: in botany, this kind of leaves are called “mucronated”. The inflorescence is an ear-like structure borne on a very elongated, succulent stems. It is also very decorative, mainly because it is filled in crowded, bright orange flowers, quite similar to marigolds, and also because the blooming period may be long, lasting all the spring and summer long. The inflorescence stalk can reach 30-40 centimeters in length, becoming much more tall than the entire plant.


All Echeverias are tough plants, used to harsh environments such as the highlands of Mexico and some regions of South America. Echeveria “Ramillette” is no exception. Here below are our cultivation tips:

Put it in a bright spot, exposed to sirect sunlight all year round, to enhance the reddish tinge of the leaves and the bright green colour of the plant overall.
E. “Ramillette” can stand temperatures down to 7ºC. We thus advice to grow it in a pot, so that in winter you can simply move it indoors to protect it from cold.
Water your E. “Ramillette” abundantly in summer and never in winter, unless you a shrivelling of the leaves: in that case, provide some water though out of season. There must never be stagnant water trapped in the rosette! During the irrigation, therefore, pay attention not to wet the leaves.
Echeveria “Ramillette” is not demanding in terms of soil and fertilizing: just fertilize once, during spring and summer, with a product specific for succulents, rich in potassium and phosphorus and poor in nitrogen.
The soil should be well-draining. You might add some perlite or pumice to enhance drainage.
Repot every year, as it will enhance the vigour of the plant. Also, E. “Ramillette” is a fast-growing species and needs space.



The propagation of E. “Ramillette” can be made either by seeds or by cuttings. For their ease of rooting, however, it is advisable to use leaf cuttings or suckers (in this case, small rosettes that sprout laterally). In E. “Ramillette”, rosettes are produced abundantly and can be taken off during the spring and easily replanted in another pot, where they soon put roots. Unlike other succulents, with Echeverias, cuttings can be left in full sun or at least in a very bright environment. The recommended temperature is around 20° C.


The name “Echeveria” comes from Atanasio Echeverria, naturalist, botanist and Mexican artist of the late 1700s who painted and cooperated on the discovery and cataloging Mexico’s natural flora.

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