Echeveria, Mexican Hens & Chicks
Echeveria shaviana

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: shaviana (shaf-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brentwood, California

Capistrano Beach, California

Clayton, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

San Jose, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 28, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Actually a hybrid. Rosettes of pinkish grey leaves with wavy leaf margins. Lots of different forms of this, but the one characteristic that seems constant are the finely wavy, thin leaf edges. Flowers are typically pink and orange and on several very tall peduncles that end in an ornamental curve at the top where the flowers are.