Echeveria setosa

Echeveria setosa

Mexican fire cracker

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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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 setosa
  • Common name: Mexican fire cracker
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Echeveria are attractive succulents, usually grown in Britain as houseplants, forming evergreen rosettes of fleshy leaves. There are many varieties and cultivars to choose from within the genus, from compact plants ideal for windowsill displays, to larger specimens better suited to growing in the conservatory or greenhouse. Echeverias flower in summer, but they are mostly grown for their foliage.

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Echeveria setosa bears spoon-shaped, mid-green leaves covered with dense white hairs. In summer urn-shaped red flowers with yellow tips appear on tall stems.

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For best results grow Echeveria setosa in pots in well-drained compost, in a sunny position. It’s suitable for growing outside on a sunny patio in summer, but must be brought indoors in autumn to survive winter.

How to grow Echeveria setosa

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • 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 Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do 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

Echeveria setosa and wildlife

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

Is Echeveria setosa poisonous?

Echeveria setosa 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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