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Echeveria setosa
Scientific Name: Echeveria setosa Rose & Purpus
Synonym:
Family: Crassulaceae
Echeveria  setosa
Echeveria setosa at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 17,23,24
USDA: 9b-11

Heat Tolerance: Questionable in Phoenix, needs at least afternoon shade in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla)

Growth Habits: Almost stemless, slowly clustering, succulent rosettes, 3 to 6 inches in diameter (7-15 cm) depending on variety.

Watering Needs: Plenty of water in spring and summer, little or none in winter. Needs good drainage

Propagation: Occasional offset, seeds


There are half a dozen of varieties of this variable species. Most are endemic to small areas of Mexico, and are in danger of extinction in the wild.
Echeveria setosa form stemless rosettes of glaucous or green leaves, glabrous or hairy, depending on the variety. They are mostly recognized by their inflorescence consisting of simple or 2 branched second cincinni; corolla campanulate or ovoid urceolate, prominently pentagonal.

At the HBG (HBG 75908) Cerro Perican, Oaxaca, Mexico

Blooming Habits:
Red and yellow flowers in spring and early summer

Fruiting Habits:

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