Succulents often have neat attractive leaf forms. The range of rosettes available in the Echevaria group include red tipped points to the leaves and tight groups of offsets as they multiply. This leads to a common name of ‘Hens and Chickens’.
Where to Grow Echeveria
- This specimen was part of a row at the front of a formal border.
- They can be grown with success in old sinks or pots, both indoors and outdoors. Ensure it is well drained and never stands in water.
- In rockeries or alpine gardens surrounded by gravel these plants can colonise neat areas and suppress weeds.
- As greenhouse or indoor pot plants they flower with interesting spikes. Again keep them quite dry.
- They make an interesting collection with enough variety to a maintain interest.