ECHEVERIA

The greatest number are natives of Mexico. They form rosettes of varying sizes. Some are low-growing, stemless plants often making clusters. Others form heavy stems with one single large rosette of leaves.

Echeveria carnicolor. Rosettes producing many offsets. The leaves are very fleshy, glaucous, tinted with red. Red flowers, in spikes of 15 to 25, are produced from January to March.

Echeveria Derenbergii. A lovely plant, producing offsets freely. The leaves are spatulate, glaucous, with a red tip, the flowers reddish-yellow.

Echeveria glauca. Has oval leaves reduced to a point at the base, and forming saucer-shaped rosettes. It makes offsets freely. The flower is orange-yellow, with yellow inside. Very easy to grow.

Echeveria gibbiflora. One of the largest species, growing to a height of about 2 feet. The leaves attain a length of about 8 inches and a breadth of about 6 inches; they have a delicate bloom and are frequently of a reddish-brown tint. The flowers are bright red. Var. metallica is conspicuous by reason of its pinkish-bronze leaves, with a delicate white or reddish margin. Var. carunculata has narrower leaves, but is an interesting variety because of its blister-like growth in the centre of the leaves, which are waxy, almost like translucent alabaster, bluish-white, pinkish, reddish, and pale mauve, all these colours merging into one another. The origin of this plant is not clearly known.

Echeveria leucotricha. A very pretty plant covered with brown felty hairs. The rosettes are 4 to 6 inches in diameter, the leaves very thick. Flowers, red.

Echeveria Peacockii. Forms a compact, regular rosette of long sharply pointed leaves heavily covered with a waxy bloom. Flowers, red, carried on long stalks.

Echeveria pulvinata. A small shrub, bearing rosettes, the leaves loosely set, blunt above, with a short tip. The branches and leaves are covered with soft white hairs.

Echeveria setosa. A small species conspicuous for its neat, soft-haired rosettes, formed of numerous green leaves which are more or less club-shaped, and entirely covered with hairs. Even the bright red, yellowfipped flowers have white hairs.

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