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Echeveria elegans

Mexican snowball

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Echeveria elegans
  • Common name: Mexican snowball
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Silver

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 as a houseplant.

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

How to grow Echeveria elegans

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Echeveria elegans and wildlife

Echeveria elegans has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Echeveria elegans poisonous?

Echeveria elegans has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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