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Echeveria elegans

Mexican snowball

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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Echeveria elegans

Plant details

Mexican snowball, Echeveria elegans, is a clump-forming perennial bearing rosettes of fleshy, succulent, silver-blue leaves. Its yellow-tipped, pink flowers dangle from the top of long stalks in summer. It makes a good bedding plant, especially in areas of drought. It's also suitable for summer container displays and conservatory growing.

Grow Echeveria elegans in well-drained soil in full sun. In cooler regions protect from frost or move containers indoors in autumn.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Echeveria

Species: elegans

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: May to August

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