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PlantFiles: Echeveria
Echeveria 'Black Knight'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Knight

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hankeat On Jan 2, 2009, hankeat from Berlin
Germany (Zone 7a) wrote:

I like the narrow, black colour leaves. Mine blooms at the moment. I used brush to pollinate it. I'll try to collect and sow the seeds.

Positive palmbob On Jul 13, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Echeveria hybrid (Echeveria affinis hybrid) is sometimes confused with E Black Prince (as it was by me for a while)... but this plant has long, more tubular, upright leaves, while the Black Prince is a flatter plant with short, triangular leaves. Both have the brownish leaves, though Black prince often gets pretty black at the leaf tips. Both also have nice red flowers, usually in winter to spring. This hybrid rarely offsets, while Black Prince offsets easily. I have no problems growing either plant, though if over watered in super hot weather, this one tends to rot.


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

Carlsbad, California
Reseda, California
San Leandro, California
Whittier, California
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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