Echeveria 'Afterglow'


Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Afterglow
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Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Foliage Color:




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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


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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Bonsall, California

Campbell, California

Carlsbad, California

Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, California

Hayward, California

Lompoc, California

Mission Viejo, California

Rowland Heights, California

San Diego, California

Venice, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

West Hills, California

Henderson, Nevada

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 28, 2015, Spanatina from Campbell, CA wrote:

One of my favorite succulents. I grow mine in a pot. My "Afterglow" doesn't produce offsets, so I tried to propagate it by taking leaf cuttings (that works with my other echeverias). No luck. Then, last year, I tried a different method that I had read about online. I decapitated the rosette with a little bit of the stem still attached, and propped the rosette in an empty pot, in the shade. I kept the original pot (with the stump) watered. Then I waited for a few, painful months (I forget how long), during which the rootless rosette lost a lot of leaves (I became sure I had killed my favorite succulent). However, eventually, the rosette sprouted some roots and I was able to replant it. The stump that was in the original pot sprouted some tiny offsets (about 5) and I was able to pla... read more


On Sep 21, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Incredibly beautiful Echeveria..I think most beautiful of them all. Thrives in the SF bay areas mild climate,cool summers. Mine had done great in a container I had kept in my driveway...but I did notice..always just two plants,that got,I moved it away for some reason to a fenced in area..pups!. This plant for city gardeners will be picked clean of pups,suckers by the public.
No special for slugs..but I've seen much worse slug and snail magnets then this plant. A stunning plant in all ways..even the flowers and stalks are showy.


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

For years this plant has been a difficult and time consuming echeveria hybrid due to its attractiveness to sucking insects. Also, we used to use regular tap water...highly alkaline with ph between 8 and 8.5 at times. We now add vinegar to lower ph to 6.5 to 5.5. The plant has no difficulty with the roots and it thrives.

With the advent of Imidacloprid, (Merit) the insect as all but disappeared. Even the gnats don't bother the flowers.

Great plant now! flowers from May through the Fall.


On Apr 17, 2008, cyngart from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

I at first didn't understand that the growth habit of this plant is upright leaves. When I bought it they were all downward facing, which was very pretty. I see by looking at photos though that the leaves all face upward as mine are doing now. Lovely. It's growing outside in a pot near yellow and orange kalanchoes and geraniums. About 3 hours of morning sun, then light shade the rest of the day.


On Apr 13, 2006, dieter67 from Henderson, NV (Zone 10a) wrote:

I've had several of this type in well-drained potted soil. I had to dig them all up last night because although they flourished well, even when moved from Los Angeles to Henderson, NV in 120F weather, I allowed some sort of infestation to occur....probably a combo of scale type bug/disease, and good old mealy bugs. Treated first with insectical soap, switched to "hard stuff." no improvement. Worried so much about all my other plants....all succullents


On Jan 26, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large hybrid. When growing indoors, has a preference for morning light, then bright light throughout the day. Give plenty of water during times of growth, but soil must be well drained. They will rot if kept too wet.