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Echeveria 'Blue Curls'

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Semi-Shade Little Water Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought Cool Climate Shallow Media Succulent Plant

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 30 cm

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact, rosette-forming succulent.
Foliage Bluish-green, thick leaves have a frilly, rounded, pinkish leaf tip.
Flowers The bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers are arranged in an arching inflorescence.
Cultivation Echeveria cultivars are more difficult to grow in Singapore, because they are adapted to a drier climate. It is best to grow them in a shallow pot with well-drained, gritty soil (pH 6), and allow the soil to dry thoroughly before watering deeply. Avoid overhead watering to keep the leaves dry and promptly remove dead leaves. In Singapore, the leaves must be shaded from hot afternoon sun to avoid sunburn. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Low Humidity / Aircon
Landscape Uses Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Rockery / Desert Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water
Potential Problems This cultivar is prone to attack by mealy bugs. Removing dead leaves promptly and providing good air circulation will help to prevent attack by mealy bugs.
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Leaf Cutting, Sucker

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green - Bluish Green, Pink
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Powdery / Waxy Bloom, Thick
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green - Bluish Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Venation Recticulate
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Foliar Apex - Tip Truncate
Foliar Base Attenuate
Typical Foliar Area Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
Typical Foliar Size To 5
Typical Foliar Size Unit cm

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink
Flower Texture(s) Thick / Fleshy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial

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Master ID 33641
Species ID 8055
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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