Echeveria
Echeveria 'Black Prince'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Prince
Additional cultivar information:(aka Chocolate)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Aliso Viejo, California

Brea, California

Brisbane, California

Carlsbad, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fresno, California (2 reports)

Hayward, California

La Puente, California

Mission Viejo, California

Perris, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Reseda, California

San Francisco, California (2 reports)

San Jose, California

Templeton, California

Vista, California

Bonita Springs, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Houston, Texas

Pflugerville, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Bothell, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 19, 2008, seattleblev from Seattle, WA wrote:

In Bothell, WA I grow in greenhouse or along window sill during late fall/winter and outside in the spring and summer. It is one of the hardier echevias I have had experience with so far. We have had a tough winter so far and I lost a fair number of echeverias when the temp dropped to the teens but in the greenhouse (unheated) this echeveria still survived. It has now been moved inside the house in the window sill and it putting forth new green growth.

Positive

On Mar 7, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dark leaved - plant.. hybrid between E affinis and E shaviana. Newest leaves greenish, but then turn a dark purply coloration... sometimes approaching black in full sun. This is a flattish plant (compare to the other E affinis hybrid, Black Knight, which is a more upright plant, with longer, more tubular leaves). This plant will offset easily with time and make some compact mounds of multiple plants.