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Echeveria derenbergii

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Description

Painted lady is a succulent native to Mexico in the stone-crop family. It is low growing in a rosette with blue-gray leaves with red margins and produces offsets readily. It will send up cup-shaped flowers late winter to spring that are yellow with red tips.

This plant does best in a well-drained potting mix in full to partial sun and is often used as a house plant. In warm climates, it can be grown in rock gardens and crevice gardens. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Echeveria
    Species:
    derenbergii
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 3 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Tiny seeds in a dry capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Cup-shaped yellow flowers with red tips appear on pinkish-red stems late winter to early summer. Blooms multiple times in the plant's lifetime.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Glossy
    Smooth
    Waxy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Triangular-shaped blue-green leaves with red margins and pointed apex in a rosette up to 3 inches across. It will make multiple offsets
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Covered with a powdery bloom (glaucous)
    Stem Description:
    Short, succulent stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil