What is this succulent?

by Faye

Could you please let me know the name of this succulent?

Drought Smart Plants reply:

Hi Faye, this looks to be one of the Echeveria hybrids that are in the trade. Sorry I can't be more specific without more information about your plant.

For care, see the page on how to grow Echeveria.

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Aug 11, 2011
thanks for your reply
by: Faye

Thank you for your reply, it does seem like one of the Echeveria hybrids and the color is exactly like the Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’. The leaves are much finer though and these propagate from leaves as well as cuttings, like most succulents. There are also roots that come on the main stem from where a leaf has fallen. Sorry about not being able to describe the plant more accurately and thank you again for your help

Aug 14, 2011
Succulent ID
by: Debra Lee Baldwin

Looks more like Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' to me.

Aug 14, 2011
Thanks so much, Debra
by: Jacki

You most likely are right - it does look like Fred; Thanks for chiming in, Debra. I was stuck on Echeveria for some reason, but there is a definite resemblance. There you go Faye, right from the expert!

Aug 14, 2011
by: Faye

Thank you Debra and Jacki. This plant looks so beautiful, can't wait for mine to grow fuller, mine has a lot of tiny babies, but I guess i have to wait some time for them to grow. Right now it is in a small earthen pot, about 11-12 cms in height and 10-11 cms diameter at the top. Do u think I need to re-pot it to a bigger pot?
Thanks again for your help. Jacki your website is truly amazing, so much of information and very very helpful.

Aug 14, 2011
by: Jacki

Hi Faye, thanks so much for your kind comments!

For repotting, I generally wait until they're quite root bound, as they're happier that way. If the pot is too big, the soil stays too wet, and you can have root rotting issues. If there are lots of youngsters start training up a replacement or two as eventually the mother plant gets either leggy, too big, or just runs out of steam so you'll want to have some smaller ones waiting in the wings.

Make sure you see the pages on succulent care, and how to grow Echeveria (very similar to Graptoveria, as they are one of the parents).

Happy Growing!

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