New succulent with initially narrow leaves which broaden...

by Neel
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

I just bought this today but when I asked what the name was the person working there drew a blank. I looked through the identification archives but found no matches even looking for a plant that may share the same genus.

Here's the description:
Its leaves start out narrow a the base then gradually broaden and have uneven ends. The lining of these ends are purple/pink. It has two stems growing out the main body which have small flowers which droop downwards.

I know most succulents are hardy but I'd like to take good care of this plant. If you can help I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thank you.

Hi Neel, this is one of the most beautiful of all tender succulents - the Echeveria. I'm pretty sure that this is Echeveria shaviana, or a close relative. You can see more about how to grow Echeveria here.

Keep in mind that these plants are not cold hardy at all, so you'll have to figure out the best conditions for it, especially for the winter.

Sign up for the Winterizing Succulents E-Course for more about that.

Hope that helps,

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