Metallic EcheveriaEcheveria gibbiflora
|Watering Frequency||Summer only|
|Suitable for Bonsai||
The Metallic Echeveria is a species of succulent shrub that is native to Mexico. In its natural habitat it grows at high altitude on rocky outcroppings, which allows water to drain away from the plant.
It can reach 50 cm (20 inches) high.
This plant produces rosettes of grey-green leaves on stout stems, which have a purple margin and a wavy apex and can grow up to 20 cm in length.
The flowers are bell shaped. They are a magnificent pink-reddish in colour, and yellow on the inside. They bloom in the summer.
The Metallic Echeveria is a captivating, incredible looking plant and is a thing of real beauty.
- The genus echeveria is named after the 18th century Mexican naturalist Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy.