Botanically we refer to a rosette as a circular arrangement of leaves with all the leaves at a single height. On Succulents these rosettes usually sit near the soil.
The succulent Echeveria can drive you up the wall. High on a rock face these plants cling to the rock with little support from their roots. On Maderia the ground was former volcanic rock and seemed porous.
- Echeveria are drought-resistant, although they do better with deep watering.
- Most will tolerate shade and some frost, although hybrid species tend to be less tolerant.
- Foliage is arranged in a rosette in a variety of shapes and colors.
- Flowers will appear on the top of stalks that grow from between the leaves.
- Suitable for crevise gardens or a rockery.