morning beauty

Echeveria ‘Morning Beauty’ (sometimes known as E. subsessilis): Lovely grey-blue rosette with slight touches of pink on its leaf margins. This is a naturally occurring form from Mexico with a similar look to E. peacockii. A thick coating of farina helps the rosette tolerate full sun while also giving it a soft, powdery look.

Echeveria need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and compact rosette form. They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.

Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

Also known as “Mexican Hens & Chicks”, Echeveria can produce new offsets or “chicks” around the base of the mother plant. These chicks can be left to form a tidy cluster or removed and transplanted. Additionally, Echeveria can be propagated from stem cuttings or mature leaves.

COLOR – PRIMARY
Grey / Silver
COLOR – SECONDARYPink, Blue / Blue-green
BLOOM COLOR
Orange Bloom
COLD HARDINESS
Zone 9 (20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS
Bright Indoor Light, Full Sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
Under 3″
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE
3″ – 4″
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE
Rosette
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC
Pet Safe

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