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Echeveria
Echeveria 'Black Knight'

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carlsbad, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

Whittier, California

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.