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White Mexican Rose
Crassulaceae
Echeveria elegans


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Herb

Crassulaceae Family

Echeveria Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Pearl Echeveria, Mexican Snowball, Hens-and Chicks, Mexican Ghost Plant, Mexican Gem


Location

The main distribution in Mexico and central America with one species growing in southern Texas and several species occurring as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina

Physical Description
This is a tight rosette-forming gray-leafed succulent which freely offsets to form a dense small mound or groundcover about 8 inches tall and spreading to about 12 inches . Pink flowers have a yellow tinge


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Crassulaceae
Saxifragales
Saxifragales
Rock Breaker Order
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Cultivation: This succulent is drought tolerant, but does best with an occasional watering in a well drained soil. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and hardy to 20-25 degrees F

Requires good ventilation and reduced watering in the winter. Be careful not to over-water or get any water on its' leaves. Put a layer of small gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to prevent stem rot.

Propagation: Division of offsets leaf cutting. Division and seeds leaf cuttings (let the cut end dry out first) in the spring through summer. Propagate them in evenly moist soil, mist occasionally and keep in filtered sunlight until they are growing.





White Mexican Rose




White Mexican Rose




White Mexican Rose


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