Echeveria 'ebony' 8.5cm
Echeveria agavoides 'ebony' - Ετσεβέρια
Διάμετρος γλάστρας:8.5εκ, Ύψος:10εκ.
Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’ was originally found growing in Mexico by John Trager and Myron Kimnach, it was released in cultivation in the year 2000.
It quickly became one of the most sought-after Echeveria’s around and became incredibly popular in Asia, with the price for just one plant costing well over £300.
They are notoriously slow to offset but easily one of the most beautiful and rewarding Echeveria’s around, the most attractive feature has to be there pale green-grey leaves set off by their almost black outer leaf margins.
They are stunningly beautiful and structural succulents that rarely encounter many problems with pests or diseases.
They make fantastic houseplants as they are so robust and easy to care for, just place them in a bright/sunny windowsill and water when the soil dries, feed with a slow release feed in the spring. They love our summers so growing them outdoors in a pot or in the garden in full sun will show off their full potential an intensify the dark outer leaf margins.
If kept dry outside during the winter they are hardy down to -7C.
- It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 10 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer and suspend watering completely in autumn and winter.
- The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.