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)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

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:

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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.