Echeveria gibbiflora var. metallica
The Metallic Echeveria is a stunning variety which forms large spoon-shaped flowers which can vary from bronze-green to pink-purple depending on the climate. In cooler temperatures this Echeveria will turn into the the pink-purple tones and in the warmer months will still display these beautiful tones in the margins of it’s leaves.
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Botanical Name: Echeveria gibbiflora var. metallica
The Metallic Echeveria is a medium growing succulent growing rosettes up to 20cm and small bushes with multiple offsets which form from the base of the plant.
In the cooler months the Metallic Echeveria will form racemes of bell-shaped reddish-orange flowers with yellow centres.
Echeveria are native to Central and Southern America where they will thrive in hot and dry climates. These conditions can be replicated in Australian gardens by using a good quality potting soil, mixed with sand to create a well draining environment, and protecting your succulent from extreme cold weather and frost.
Echeveria typically love full sun, but in extreme conditions can become sunburned. this is easy to identify by the burnt or brown looking spots that appear on the leaves. An ideal location for your Echeveria would get plenty of morning to midday sun, but be shaded in the extreme heat of summer through the hottest parts of the day.
Echeveria enjoy dry soil and are susceptible to root and leaf rot. To ensure your succulent is healthy and thrives in your garden, ensure that it is left to completely dry out between deep watering. It is recommended to water your Echeveria in the morning so that sun can help dry out the crown of the plant as standing water is the leading cause for plant rot. Otherwise, a quick shake of your pot or firm blow can move the water along.
170 mm pot, Cutting