Echeveria is a large genus of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, native to semi-desert areas of Central America, from Mexico to northwestern South America. The genus is named after the 18th century Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy.
Plants may be evergreen or deciduous. Flowers on short stalks (cymes) arise from compact rosettes of succulent fleshy leaves, themselves often brightly coloured. Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as ‘Hen and chicks‘, which can also refer to other genera such as Sempervivum that are significantly different from Echeveria.
Echeveria agavoides x “Black Prince”
A rare and unusual Echeveria with pointed dusty chocolate leaves forming rosettes to 12cm in diameter. Sun/part sun.