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PlantFiles: Echeveria
Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: agavoides (ah-gav-OH-id-eez) (Info)
Cultivar: Ebony

28 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive thistlesifter On Oct 6, 2010, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

There are presently only a few clones of this plant available. Due to this fact it is quite difficult to get viable seed that is not hybrid seed. The plant is becoming more available due to tissue culturing that is being conducted at two tissue labs in the USA. It is a much sought after and slow to propagate plant.

Color can be much enhanced by growing it in full sun in coastal areas of California. The plant should be introduced to such light gradually. Eventually most of the leaves will be ebony. I am not sure how well this plant will adapt to light in very hot climates or very humid climates.

It is okay down to 26F for short periods of time. It doesn't like California winter rains. It will rot leaves if left out in cold wet weather. Generally a very easy plant to grow and not difficult to propagate, but it does take time and patience.

Positive palmbob On Mar 15, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Like the 'regular' E agavoides, this is a rosette of pointed leaves tipped in red... only this cultivar has very deep red to almost purple leaf tips and they tend to color more than just the very tip of the leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California
Brentwood, California
Carmichael, California
Fillmore, California
Oakland, California
Sun City, California
Vista, California

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