Echeveria “Spruce Oliver”
No synonyms are recorded for this species name.
Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” is a nursery cultivar, thus it doesn’t exist in nature. Echeverias in general though, are native to Central and South America.
Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” is a strong, succulent plant, perfect for beginners. It is in fact very tough and shows a glowing, abundant vegetative growth, resisting to drought and any adversities. It consists in a cluster of succulent stems, that get wooden at their base, curved and spreading in all directions, that bear rosettes of abundant leaves. Leaves are bright green, shaped like rabbit’s ears, slightly curved upwards, pointed and regularly arranged in geometric layers around the stems. Their green colour get often tinged in yellowish at their edges and scarlet red at the point of their leaves. Leaves point are marked and visible, and their red tinge is enhanced by strong, direct sunlight. The apical part of leaves edges, close to their point, is often equipped with a soft, white hair. Flowers sprout at the top of elongated stems that grow from the center of the rosettes an might be orange to reddish to yellowish.
Enhance the beauty of your home or garden with the unique and vibrant Echeveria “Spruce Oliver”. This striking succulent is sure to add a touch of color and character to any space. Its deep spruce green leaves are accented with a reddish tinge that is brought out to its fullest potential when placed in a bright spot with direct sunlight.
As the temperatures drop during the winter, it is recommended to bring your Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” indoors to ensure its survival. A well-drained substrate rich in sand and mineral aggregates is ideal for this plant to thrive.
To keep your Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” looking its best, water it regularly and abundantly during the summer months, allowing the soil to dry out completely before each irrigation. In the winter, you can reduce watering, but if you notice the leaves starting to shrivel, give the plant a small amount of water. It is important to avoid wetting the rosettes as stagnant water can damage the plant.
To promote healthy growth, fertilize your Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” once during the growing season, using a specialized succulent fertilizer and diluting it to half the recommended dose. And remember, when you notice that the plant outgrows its pot, it’s time to repot it, preferably in spring.
Experience the beauty and low maintenance of Echeveria “Spruce Oliver” in your own home or garden today!
The propagation of this cultivar can be done by leaf cuttings or by replanting the lateral suckers that sprout near the rosettes. Cuttings should be placed under direct sunlight, at a temperature of 20ºC. The removing of the offshoots is actually the easiest method and the one with highes rate of success.
Echeveria ‘Spruce Oliver’ is a popular and ornamental succulent known for its unique, spruce green leaves. This Echeveria cultivar forms rosettes of fleshy leaves that are a deep spruce green color. Echeveria ‘Spruce Oliver’ is a popular choice for rock gardens, dish gardens, and as a potted plant. It’s drought tolerant and easy to care for making it a great choice for gardeners of all levels. The genus name Echeveria is named after the Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. The cultivar name ‘Spruce Oliver’ is likely a reference to the plant’s green leaves that resemble Spruce leaves and Oliver is probably the breeder or the person who named it.
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