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Echeveria multicaulis

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ech-eh-ver-EE-a mul-tee-KAW-liss
Description

Copper rose is a succulent native to Mexico in the stonecrop family. It has bright green leaves with red margins and grows in a rosette form on short stems. It may reach up to 10 inches tall. They tend to lose the lower leaves in the fall and winter. If they become leggy, they can be cut back and rooted to a shorter stem. These plants make multiple offsets and will bloom more than once during the growing season with yellow to red-toned cup-shaped flowers. 

Plant in a well-drained potting mix in a pot slightly bigger than the root ball. It will have redder margins the more light it receives. Copper rose is mostly used as a house plant and will not survive a hard frost. It warmer regions it can be grown in rock and crevice gardens. Be sure not to over-water or fertilize these plants and allow them to become dormant during the winter.

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

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#houseplant#drought tolerant#perennials#succulent#easy to grow#pet friendly#herbaceous perennials#easy to propagate#rock garden#dry soils tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#crevice garden#container plant#easy to grow houseplant
 
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#houseplant#drought tolerant#perennials#succulent#easy to grow#pet friendly#herbaceous perennials#easy to propagate#rock garden#dry soils tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#crevice garden#container plant#easy to grow houseplant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Echeveria
    Species:
    multicaulis
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    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
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Tiny seeds in a dry capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    May bloom multiple times during the year on short stalks with yellow to red tone cup-shaped flowers. Blooms multiple times in the plant's lifetime.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    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:
    Bright green fleshy leaves with red margins growing in a rosette.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    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
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil