Echeveria elegans

Echeveria elegans

Mexican snowball

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Echeveria elegans
  • Common name: Mexican snowball
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Echeveria elegans

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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