Echeveria derenbergii, the delicate-looking silvery blue, also green, succulent known as the painted lady, aggressively offsets from a young age, forming clusters quickly. Short arching racemes of golden-yellow flowers with red tips hang over those pastel rosettes of triangular leaves. Great for windowsill or dish garden culture. Also makes an attractive small mound in the landscape in areas without regular freezes. Bright light is required to prevent "stretching" of echeverias (stretching occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants).
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Bloom time: Spring
Size: To 4 inches tall and 1-3 feet wide
Plant in porous, well-draining soil
Bright light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.