Echeveria is a large genus of succulents in the Crassulaceae family. They are native from Mexico to northwestern South America. The genus Echeveria is named after the 18th century Spanich botanist Atanasio Echeverria Codoy. Several of these species are outstanding garden plants. A large number offsets heavily and are given the common name of 'Hen and Chicks'.
Most species grow in the shade and can take some frost. Hybrids tend to be less accomodating about their growing conditions. All the species are drought resistant, but they grow better with regular deep watering and fertilizing.
They can be propagated with offsets, leaf cuttings, and if they are not hybrids, by seeds. Offsets is the easier way.
Most species lose their lower leaves in winter. Depending on your level of humidity, these leaves are fertile ground for fungus that can then attack the plant. It is better to remove them regularly. Another consequence is that after a couple of years the plants look untidy. It is better then to re-root the main rosette(s) and keep the rest of the plant for propagation.
Species and varieties
Echeveria agavoides (Molded Wax Agave)
Echeveria agavoides var. prolifera
Echeveria agavoides x colorata
Echeveria 'Arlie Wright'
Echeveria 'Black Prince'
Echeveria 'Blue Heron'
Echeveria derenbergii (Baby Echeveria, Painted lady)
Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' (Woolly Rose)
Echeveria elegans (Hen and Chicks)
Echeveria imbricata (Hen And Chicks)
Echeveria leucotricha (Chenille Plant)
Echeveria 'Painted Lady'
Echeveria peacockii (Peacock Echeveria)
Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty'
Echeveria pulvinata 'Ruby Blush'
Echeveria pumila (Hen And Chicks)
Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
Echeveria set-oliver (Echeveria 'Set-Oliver')
Echeveria shaviana (Mexican Hens)
Echeveria 'Wavy Curls'
Echeveria anthonyi synonym of Dudleya anthonyi
Echeveria argentea synonym of Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta (Chalk Lettuce)
Echeveria attenuata synonym of Dudleya attenuata (Orcutt's Liveforever, Tapertip Liveforever)
Echeveria californica synonym of Dudleya caespitosa (Sea Lettuce)
Echeveria candida synonym of Dudleya candida
Echeveria clavifolia synonym of Pachyveria clavifolia
Echeveria collomiae synonym of Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae (Rock Live-forever)
Echeveria cotyledon synonym of Dudleya caespitosa (Sea Lettuce)
Echeveria cultrata synonym of Dudleya cultrata
Echeveria cymosa synonym of Dudleya cymosa
Echeveria desmetiana synonym of Echeveria peacockii (Peacock Echeveria)
Echeveria discolor synonym of Echeveria nodulosa
Echeveria edulis synonym of Dudleya edulis (Fingertips)
Echeveria edulis var. attenuata synonym of Dudleya attenuata (Orcutt's Liveforever, Tapertip Liveforever)
Echeveria glauca var. pumila synonym of Echeveria pumila (Hen And Chicks)
Echeveria glaucometallica synonym of Echeveria imbricata (Hen And Chicks)
Echeveria halbingeri var. sanchez-mejoradae synonym of Echeveria sanchez-mejoradae
Echeveria helleri synonym of Dudleya caespitosa (Sea Lettuce)
Echeveria laxa synonym of Dudleya caespitosa (Sea Lettuce)
Echeveria longifolia synonym of Echeveria coccinea
Echeveria misteca synonym of Echeveria nodulosa
Echeveria obscura synonym of Echeveria agavoides (Molded Wax Agave)
Echeveria perelegans synonym of Echeveria elegans (Hen and Chicks)
Echeveria pulverulenta synonym of Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta (Chalk Lettuce)
Echeveria purpusiorum synonym of Echeveria purpusorum
Echeveria secunda var. pumila synonym of Echeveria pumila (Hen And Chicks)
Echeveria subsessilis synonym of Echeveria peacockii (Peacock Echeveria)
Echeveria yuccoides synonym of Echeveria agavoides (Molded Wax Agave)