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Echeveria 'Black Prince'

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Full Sun Semi Shade Little Water Cool Environment Indoor Plant Ornamental Leaves Succulent


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Maximum Height 10 cm to 25 cm
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 10 cm to 25 cm

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact, rosette-forming succulent up to 25 cm tall. 
Foliage Fleshy, triangular leaves are reddish brown to nearly black. Leaves are arranged in a low, compact rosette.
Flowers Salmon to red flowers are borne on an inflorescence stalk up to 0.6 m tall. This cultivar seldom blooms in Singapore, because cool temperatures trigger flowering.
Taxonomy This cultivar is a hybrid created by pollinating Echeveria shaviana with pollen from Echeveria affinis.
Cultivation Echeveria 'Black Prince' is a slow-growing hybrid which requires well-drained soil.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Rockery / Desert Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water, Prefers Cool Environment
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black

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Master ID 32932
Species ID 7346
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Species record last updated on: 30 July 2020.