Echeveria Hybrid

Echeveria subrigida

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: subrigida (sub-RIG-id-uh) (Info)


Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage



Provides Winter Interest

This plant is fire-retardant

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:





12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers



Bloom Color:




Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Bonsall, California

Brentwood, California

El Macero, California

Hayward, California

Norwalk, California

Reseda, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

Sonoma, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Southold, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 11, 2016, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I just planted one I bought that had a hard life at Home Depot....but I went for it. First of all,1/4 of the bottom of pot had no roots. Why it was in such a deep pot to begin with is a mystery. At least it wasn't sour.
I also have grown "Afterglow" for many years and find that these big Echeveria's like light shade best. Or filtered sun..but not hot full all day sun like most succulents. They are not desert plants.
So mine is in the shade of Tree Aloes and Tree Euphorbia's..should do well. Be careful to not place where foot traffic will brush up against them..that will kill off leaves in a very slow and ugly way. What HD had done.
The newest growth is almost mesmerizing to look at. Its a future show piece.


On Oct 5, 2013, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Beware that snails appear to love this Echeveria more than any other.....mine were set back an entire year due to missing snails for 3 days......


On Oct 6, 2010, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

The ideal ph for soil and water for this plant is on the acidic side. Like many succulents, while they will tolerate higher ph, will fare better if grown in slightly acidic soil. We use a mix of Colorado River water that at times has a high ph up to 8.5. We have learned that adding a half -1 teaspoon of acid per gal. when watering is beneficial.

Additionally we use a high acid lower nitrogen liquid fertilizer. (Dyna-Gro Bloom) is our preference. This aids in holding the true color and aids in preventing the plant from becoming outlandishly thick succulent leaves. This makes for a more graceful appealing appearance.

This plant may be grown in full sun in Southern Ca. coastal regions. We grow it in beds, where the plant is overhead protected from winter rain. <... read more


On Feb 15, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is magnficent large Mexican plant is one of the largest of the species- it is a blue-green plant up to 1.5' in diameter (perhaps larger) with deeply funneled, smooth edged leaves that are somewhat 'spade' shaped. The colors change depending on the season, with purples, pinks, whitish turquoise etc. showing up. This plant rarely if ever produces offsets, but there are offsetting forms in cultivation. Plants tend to be pricey.

Though it does great in full sun near the coast, inland California summers can be brutal on this poor plant, frying it so severely that it will often expire or die from secondary rot. I prefer these in partial shade when it's over 100F.