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PlantFiles: Blue Echeveria
Echeveria glauca

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: glauca (GLAW-kuh) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral peejay12 On Feb 15, 2012, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a subspecies of Echeveria secunda. As it comes from a very high altitude it is probably the hardiest Echeveria. The only problem is that plants are often mislabelled - in fact a plant may not even be the correct species.
Mine has survived -3C so far in a soil consisting of almost pure grit and gravel, but in the UK the growth is rather slow.
Weevil larvae can be a problem -- they eat the roots and damage the stems.
Wnstarr's method of growing them in the spaces of a drystone wall is probably the only way to grow these type of plants in cold wet winter climates -- I'll have to try it.

Negative PhilsFlowers On May 17, 2007, PhilsFlowers from Ocean Park, Surrey, BC (Zone 6b) wrote:

wnstar, I love your echeverias growing in the cracks of the rocks. It looks like you have either a bit of moss or that Japanese golden-green stuff that starts with 'O'. Can't think of what it is now. The arrangement and the plants are beautiful. The plants look like they just love what you have done for them. Unfortunately, as much as I love these plants I have very little luck with them outdoors. They do well for most of the winter as they are sheltered in that part of the garden which is under the porch roof. Yes, my porch roof really does extend out over part of the garden. Then we get those bitter Arctic winds which come whistling down the Fraser River Valley and the poor things are history. Although you aren't all that far south of me, I imagine these winds have warmed somewhat before they reach you. I wish you continued success with your Echeverias and the other succulents.
Phyllis, Surrey, B.C. Zone 4a

Neutral smiln32 On May 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

They are native from Mexico to northwestern South America. The genus Echeveria is named after the 18th century Spanish botanist Atanasio Echeverria Codoy.

Positive wnstarr On Oct 15, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

A great addition to a collection of succulents. The mother plants surrounds herself with little offsets. Needs excellent drainage to survive outside in western Washington state; prior to this they would rot from the winter rains. The plant has blue green fleshy smooth leaves.

Blooms in late spring into early fall. Blooms are pinkish yellow with red lip on end of flower on bloom stalk. Bloom stalk can get up to 12 inches tall covered with "lantern" looking blooms.

Propagate by removing offsets, and allow to callus before planting.


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

Brentwood, California
Fresno, California
Woodcrest, California
Orlando, Florida
Honolulu, Hawaii
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Metairie, Louisiana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
South Hill, Washington

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