Echeveria elegans

Mexican Snowball
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

8″ x 12″

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Ground Cover, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 12-24

Echeveria elegans is sometimes referred to as Mexican Snowball. It is a succulent that forms gray-leafed rosettes in a tight formation. These form a small dense mound or can spread to be a groundcover. Echeveria elegans grows to about 8 in. tall and spreads to a width of almost 12 in. The pink flowers of Echeveria elegans have a slight yellow hue. Echeveria elegans is considered to be drought tolerant but it does best with occasional watering in a well drained soil. This is typical of many echeveria. They can be planted in full sun in coastal areas and they like some light shade when planted inland.

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