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Echeveria Species

Echeveria x imbricata

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: x imbricata (im-brih-KAY-tuh) (Info)


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


under 6 in. (15 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter


Grown for foliage




Provides winter interest

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:


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


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

Ben Lomond, California

Burlingame, California

Clovis, California

Corona, California

Merced, California

Oak View, California

Perris, California

Reseda, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Apopka, Florida

Bonita Springs, Florida

Eustis, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

North Port, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Addison, Illinois

Milo, Maine

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Utica, Michigan

Purdy, Missouri

Las Vegas, Nevada

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Alden, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Lucama, North Carolina

Vinton, Ohio

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Copperas Cove, Texas

Premont, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

Bremerton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 14, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

We have had this plant growing in our yard for over 20 years. It mounds nicely in a large pot or grows in rock niches with panache. The color is great and blends well with other plants...the blossoms are also a cheery color and brighten any corner that they claim. Hardy, healthy, and the hang-in-there throughout freezes and drought conditions, too. Wonderful plant!


On Jul 17, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a very common and popular hybrid 'species' of Echeveria (a cross between E glauca and E gibbiflora 'Metallica'), sold at most garden outlet stores throughout California (and the country, too?). The common name, Hens and Chicks, sadly does a diservice for this species, as Hens and Chicks seems to be a descriptive name of just about any suckering Crassulae that looks a bit like this (note: all Sempervivum species also called Hens and Chicks). But this species is NOT the same as in most of the photos currently on this page (July 06)- those are not even Echeverias, except the first one I added taken in California. The others are all Sempervivums, which CAN tolerate snow, cold etc. This species, however, is cold sensitive, as are most of these Echeverias, and will not survive freezi... read more

Editor's Note

The common name Hens and Chicks has been removed from this entry as it's confusing with Sempervivum, which is much more cold hardy.