Echeveria peacockii (Croucher): Rosette of silvery blue leaves with pink, pointed tips. This variety can show slight ridges along the middle of its leaves and has a thick, powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax) that protects it from sun in the hot sun of its native Mexican habitat. Each summer, it sends up a tall, arching bloom stalk with coral, bell-shaped flowers.
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.
|COLOR – PRIMARY||Blue / Blue-green|
|COLOR – SECONDARY||pink|
|BLOOM COLOR||Orange Bloom|
|COLD HARDINESS||Zone 9 (20F)|
|RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS||Filtered / Partial Sun, Bright Indoor Light|
|MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE||3″-4″|
|GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE||Rosette|
|SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC||Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe|