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PlantFiles: Mexican Firecracker, Hen and Chicks, Echeveria
Echeveria setosa

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: setosa (set-OH-suh) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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:
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:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Oct 25, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Easy to grow..takes little water once rooted. And the hairy foliage is a real draw. And attractive flowers on a long stem too.

Positive wonkyostrich On Jun 7, 2011, wonkyostrich from cardiff
United Kingdom wrote:

has nice tall orange flowers and spreads well across the ground but i am not sure whether it will survive winter in my area zone 9 (-6C).

Positive Scorpioangel On Jun 18, 2007, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

I grow this in zone 7a, overwinter in semi-heated greenhouse,
set out in the spring and summer to get morning sun and afternoon dappled shade.


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

Brentwood, California
Castro Valley, California
Hayward, California
Reseda, California
Riverside, California
Santa Barbara, California
Stuart, Florida
Picayune, Mississippi
Gold Hill, Oregon

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