The greatest number are natives of Mexico. They form rosettes of varying sizes. Some are low-growing, stemless plants often making clusters. Others form heavywith one single large rosette of .
Echeveria carnicolor. Rosettes producing many offsets. Theare very fleshy, glaucous, tinted with red. Red , 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, thereddish-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.
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.