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PlantFiles: Chenille Plant, Plush Plant
Echeveria pulvinata

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: pulvinata (pul-vin-AH-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
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:
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive htop On Jan 19, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant; however, I have observed it growing in the kula Botanical Garden in Maui, Hawaii. Echeveria pulvinata (Cotyledon pulvinata) is commonly known as plush plant, plushplant, Mexican echeveria and velvet echeveria. It grows natively in the central and southern portions of Mexico in poor, well drained, and relatively dry soils and in full sun. Plush plant performs better with a bit of afternoon filtered shade in climates that have intense sunlight. Plush plant has a velvety covering of fine white hairs that are highly visible. Propagation methods include by offsets (easiest), stem cuttings, leaf cuttings and by seeds. It is suitable for rock gardens and containers.

'Frosty' has a more white-silvery frosted appearance than most. It is actually a natural form and should have its name given as sub-species or variety; however, it is often inaccurately referred to as a cultivar or hybrid. Its native habitat is San Miguel Maninaltepec, state of Oaxaca, Mexico It forms rosettes that are about 15 cm in diameter. See its entry in the PlantFiles entered as Echeveria cultivar 'Frosty'. Propagation methods include by offsets (easiest), stem cuttings, leaf cuttings and by seeds.

'Ruby Blush' I believe is the one in the photo posted by Kell. Its leaves have ruby coloring along the edges and it can extend quite far up the leaves. The amount of coloring is dependent upon the amount of light it receives as well as temperatures. It has more coloring in cooler weather and with more light. I have not been able to determine if 'Ruby Blush' is a cultivar or a variety. Propagation methods include
by offsets (easiest), stem cuttings, leaf cuttings and by seeds if it is a variety and not a cultivar or hybrid.

'Ruby' has rosey colored tips and sometimes coloring along the edges of the leaves. It was first were found in the Tomellin Canyon in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. It too is not a cultivar nor hybrid, but is referred to as such. The amount of coloring is dependent upon the amount of light it receives as well as temperatures. It has more coloring in coooler weather and with more light. Propagation methods include by offsets (easiest), stem cuttings, leaf cuttings and by seeds.

Regional...

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

Brentwood, California
Canoga Park, California
Ramona, California
Santa Maria, California
Studio City, California
Bulverde, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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