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    Echeveria setosa var. deminuta

    Also Known As

    • Echeveria 'Rundelli'
    • Echeveria rundelii
    • Echeveria rundelli
    • Echeveria setosa deminuta
    • Echeveria tundelii
    • Firecracker Plant

    Plant type

    cactus / succulent, groundcover

    size

    • H: 1"-10"
    • W: 3"-15"

    planting zones

    • 9a-12

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    Echeveria setosa var. deminuta plant details

    Echeveria setosa var. deminuta is an evergreen groundcover cactus / succulent with blue, burgundy and green foliage. In spring, summer and fall red, orange and yellow flowers emerge. Features glaucous and fuzzy texture. Attracts hummingbirds. Grows well with sun - mostly sun and regular - low water. Drought tolerant once established. Prefers to be dry in winter. Does well in well-drained, lean, average and gritty soil. A good option if you're seeking something heat tolerant. Native to south america, mexico, central america.

    CHARACTERISTICS OF Echeveria setosa var. deminuta

    Plant type: groundcover cactus / succulent
    Plant family: crassulaceae
    Foliage: evergreen blue, burgundy and green
    Mature size: 3 IN - 15 IN - wide, 1 IN - 10 IN - tall
    Flowers: red, orange and yellow blooms in spring, summer and fall
    Uses: rock garden, houseplant, rosette-forming, xeric, year round interest, container plant, collectible

    GROWING CONDITIONS for Echeveria setosa var. deminuta

    USDA Zones: 9a - 12
    Sun exposure: sun - mostly sun
    Watering frequency: regular - low
    Resistant to: heat
    Soil needs: well-drained, lean, average and gritty

    About Echeveria

    Echeveria are some of the most diverse, eminently collectible succulents. This large genus in the Crassulaceae family has rosettes of succulent leaves, often with multiple colors on one plant.

    Why grow Echeveria?

    Drought-tolerant, colorful, and compact, Echeveria are popular in container plantings outdoors and as houseplants, as well as in xeric gardens in USDA zones 9 and up.

    How to care for Echeveria

    Plant Echeveria in gritty, well-drained soil low in organic matter, in full sun. In the hottest climates, Echeveria will benefit from some light afternoon shade. Indoors, provide as much bright light as possible. Water thoroughly, then allow the soil to mostly dry before watering again. Generally best when kept drier in winter, even allowing the leaves to start to wrinkle before watering, in some areas like the warmest parts of southern California, they may grow during the winter rainy season instead of the drier summer months, but will still prefer more water during the warmer part of the year.

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    Nursery contributed plant descriptions

    Diminutive Echeveria with blue green leaves, that are covered with thinly whit hairs. Produces offsets. Pink flowers. 3" x 2-3". From the University Botanical Garden in Copenhagen.
    Echeveria setosa var. deminuta, or as we call it, sexy-stubble beard Echeveria. HA! The fuzzy-wuzzy is soft, not prickly. This fun plant will bloom with bright-red and yellow flowers. A small, slow-growing, low maintenance plant. Provide a well-drained soil away from reflected heat. Once established, water infrequently during the hot season. Ideal in warm climate landscapes and container gardens. Echeveria setosa var. deminuta is especially happy sitting on your windowsill as a houseplant. Protect your PRINCE OF PARADISE™ from frost!
    Fabulously fuzzy blue-green 1-3” rosettes form dense, weed suppressing colonies. Commonly called “Firecracker Plant” for its explosion of vibrant, hummer-attracting, yellow and red bi-color blooms that emerge on upright stalks in the Spring, the flowers last well into Summer, providing a brilliant contrast with the pale foliage. An excellent container specimen – it’s not picky about pot size, making it choice for low-water terrariums. One of the easiest plants you can grow and an excellent choice for beginning and experienced gardeners alike – just provide good drainage and occasional water for a happy plant. Protect from frost.
    Echeveria rundelli is so super cute forming small rosettes of numerous jelly bean-like, powder blue leaves each with white to blonde whisker-like hairs on the leaf tips. Bold, red, bell-shaped flowers with yellow tips often occur in summer. This species will form adorable colonies given time. Photo: Wikipedia.
    Another "hairy" plant, these are bluish-green "hairy" miniatures. An attractive plant which produces an abundance of new "hairy" offsets each season. For years circulated under the name E. rundelii, it was published under the current name in 1989. When flowering, the bright nodding blossoms contrast nicely with the blue-green hairy leaves, making it one of the most beautiful of the genus.

    By: Kara Nursery

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    Gardening facts about Echeveria setosa var. deminuta plant

    How to Grow Echeveria setosa var. deminuta

    • Water Needs

      • regular - drought tolerant
    • Water Needs

      • dry in winter
    • Soil Needs

      • average
      • lean
      • well-drained
      • gritty
    • Sun Exposure

      • sun - mostly sun
    • Special Situation

      • heat tolerant

    Features

    • Flower Color

      • red
      • orange
      • yellow
    • Foliage Color

      • green
      • blue
      • burgundy
    • Texture

      • glaucous
      • fuzzy
    • Foliage Season

      • evergreen
    • Flower Season

      • fall
      • summer
      • spring
    • Wildlife

      • hummingbirds
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