Chenille Plant, Plush Plant
Echeveria pulvinata

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.

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