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Echeveria derenbergii – Painted Lady

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2017-10-01
Scientific Name
Echeveria derenbergii J.A.Purpus
Common Names
Painted Lady, Baby Echeveria
Synonyms
Cotyledon pulvinata
Scientific Classification
Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria
Description
Echeveria derenbergii is an evergreen perennial succulent, growing up to 4 inches (10 cm), with a small, dense basal rosette of pagoda-shaped, frosted, bristle-tipped, fleshy leaves. It blooms freely in summer with bell-shaped, bicolor, yellow flowers with “painted” red tips in winter.
How to Grow and Care
Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeveria are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot.
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