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.
Echeveria 'Southfield Carnival' has attractive, frilled, grey-brown leaves, with a maroon edge. In summer red and yellow flowers appear on tall stems.
For best results grow 'Southfield Carnival' 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.
Echeveria ‘Southfield carnival’ and wildlife
Echeveria ‘Southfield carnival’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Echeveria ‘Southfield carnival’ poisonous?
Echeveria ‘Southfield carnival’ has no toxic effects reported.