|Full Description: Succulent species variety Echeveria agavoides variety 'Red Edge' has tight star like shaped rosettes colored apple green with a thin dark red to pinkish edge and tips. The edges and tips can be darker or lighter in color and more pronounced depending on season and sunlight given. Individual rosettes average 12"+ diameter by 8" tall. Clump forming this variety can surround rock features or clump between them, makes for a striking feature in the rock garden or drought tolerant garden. Heavy offset producer. Easy to grow!
Common names : Echeveria agavoides variety 'Red Edge' is also often sold or traded as E.A.'Lipstick'.
Native to : Mexico, E.A. 'Red Edge' is a naturally occurring variant of the species Echeveria agavoides with strong red markings and has a smaller rosette and reddish pink edges and leaf tips that are more pronounced than the species.
Flowers : The flowers emerge on a 12" to 18" inch+ tall pinkish colored stalks and individual bell shaped flowers are red colored with a yellow tip, blooms emerge in the spring throughout early summer.
More Info. : The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. The species Echeveria Agavoides has a terminal spine similar to Agaves so that trait is reflected in the species name of Agavoides.
The genus Echeveria was named in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DeCandolle) who was very impressed with Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy's drawings. Echeverría had accompanied the the Sessé and Mociño expedition (led by Martin de Sessé y Lacasta and Mariano Mociño Suárez de Figueroa) while exploring Mexico and northern Central America and had produced thousands of botanical illustrations.
The genus Echeveria is a member of the large Crassula family (Crassulaceae), which has about 1,400 species in 33 genera with worldwide distribution. Echeveria, with approximately 180 species, are native to mid to higher elevations in the Americas with the main distribution in Mexico and central America but with one species found from as far north as southern Texas and several species occurring as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina.
Many more hybrids have been created by crossing various species and varieties which display a wide range of both foliage textures and coloration, and or distinct markings; Below are a few examples of the various Echeverias hybrids now available for use in the drought tolerant landscape.
Care : Good draining soil, full to part shade. Water when dry. This variety will blush darker red colors in winter cold and or if given more sunlight.
Offered as : A small plant to U.S. locations only, or can be picked up at our walk in nursery location, see link below for more info.
(Below are more pictures of Echeveria agavoides variety 'Red Edge' including close ups of the foliage).
Established 2 to 3 gallon rooted plant(s) may also be available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
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