Emerald Ripple

Echeveria setosa 2


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The Emerald Ripple, also known as the Firecracker Echeveria, Hen and Chicks, or Mexican Firecracker, is a unique and beautiful succulent with striking deep green rosettes. This small variety of Echeveria is native to Central and Southern America, where it thrives in hot and dry climates.

To replicate these conditions in Australian gardens, it is recommended to use a good quality potting soil mixed with sand to create a well-draining environment. It is also important to protect the succulent from extreme cold weather and frost.

While Echeveria typically love full sun, they can become sunburned in extreme conditions, which is easy to identify by burnt or brown spots on the leaves. An ideal location for the Emerald Ripple would receive plenty of morning to midday sun, but be shaded during the hottest parts of the day in the extreme heat of summer.

To ensure your succulent thrives in your garden, it is important to allow the soil to completely dry out between deep watering. Echeveria are susceptible to root and leaf rot, so it is recommended to water your plant in the morning to allow the sun to help dry out the crown of the plant. Alternatively, a quick shake of the pot or a firm blow can help move the water along.

As a Hen and Chicks succulent, the Emerald Ripple will naturally form offsets from the base of the plant and spread wide, developing into low clumps. This little gem is a beautiful addition to any succulent garden.


90 mm pot, Cutting