Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Echeveria pallida ,Argentine echeveria

Echeveria pallida

This pale leafed succulent from Argentina makes a lovely sculptural; rosette to about 20cm. and as the weather cools down the spoon shaped leaves take on a pink tinge at the edges. It is a good plant for pots and makes a nice contrast with darker coloured plants. I have trouble with snails and slugs which relish the juicy leaves and are able to hide in the centre and do damage before you know it has happened. Mealy bug can also do damage and the flower stems can attract black thrip .All things to watch out for .The flowers on this Echeveria make good cut flowers as they are on quite long stems.
2017 update: I always have plants in stock.

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