looks like echeveria pulvinata but not furry...

I bought this plant about three years ago at a home depot or kohls in California... sadly, it withered away after a few weeks because I didn't know how to take care of it.

It didn't flower, but it has small fleshy leaves that are light green/yellow leaves that are pink tipped (the pink is deeper on the underside of the leaves). It grew very close to the soil. When I looked for it online, the closest I could find was echeveria pulvinata, but my plant had smooth leaves. The plant is not very tall; I think it only came about an inch or two out of the soil in the pot (my pot was only about 5 or 6 inches tall, too).

Thank you so much I really appreciate your help!

Drought Smart Plants reply:
What a pretty plant! That pink colour with the pale yellow is striking.

I'm pretty sure this is either an Echeveria, or a Sedeveria, which is a cross between Echeveria and Sedum. The unusual part of this is that these two plants, although they are both in the same family (Crassulacaea) they are in different genera. They are so closely related that they can hybridize. Most hybrids are between two plants in a species, not two plants in a genera. Interesting trivia.

I have a feeling that this plant may be a 'crested' or 'monstrose' type, which would explain the slightly wonky growth habit. The problem with these types of mutated forms is that they aren't really stable, and can revert back to normal type growth at any time, or they're just so weak that they succumb to any slight issue with their environment.

Here's a page with an example of a similar type of plant here: (in a different colour) 8"low growing sky blue succulent

Happy Succulent Growing!

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Nov 22, 2011
by: stephanie

Thank you so much!

Mar 03, 2012
Pretty sure on this id...
by: Anonymous

It's anacampseros rufescens variagata "sunrise " I believe.

Mar 03, 2012
by: stephanie

Whoa! I think that might be what was written on the label! Thanks so much :)))

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