Crested Blue Curls
Echeveria 'blue curls' crestata
$10.50 – $21.50
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Crested Blue Curls is a captivating Echeveria that is sure to add a touch of uniqueness to any garden or indoor space. Its flat, wide fans can grow up to 30cm in width and boast thick, lush foliage with blue-green leaves and striking pink to deep purple tones in its curly margins. During the blooming season, mature plants can develop multiple racemes with attractive pastel-colored flowers in shades of pink and coral.
Echeveria ‘Blue Curls’ Crestata is a one-of-a-kind hybridized Echeveria that is closely related to Echeveria ‘Blue Waves’ and Echeveria gibbiflora. This plant’s crested formation is a result of a genetic mutation that occurs during the early stages of growth. Instead of a “center,” the crown of the plant develops in multiple places or along a “crest” of a stem, creating the sought-after fan-like appearance. While this mutation cannot be propagated, crested succulents are just as healthy and have long lifespans, making them equally valuable as non-crested varieties.
Echeveria are native to Central and Southern America and thrive in hot and dry climates. These conditions can be replicated in Australian gardens by using high-quality potting soil mixed with sand to create a well-draining environment and protecting the succulent from extreme cold weather and frost.
While Echeveria typically love full sun, they can become sunburned in extreme conditions, which is identifiable by the burnt or brown-looking spots that appear on the leaves. An ideal location for your Echeveria would be one that gets plenty of morning to midday sun but is shaded during the hottest parts of the day in summer.
To ensure your succulent thrives and remains healthy, it’s essential to maintain dry soil and prevent root and leaf rot. Leave your plant to completely dry out between deep watering and water it in the morning to allow the sun to help dry out the crown of the plant. Standing water is the leading cause of plant rot, so a quick shake of the pot or a firm blow can help move the water along.
130 mm pot, 170 mm pot, Cutting