Echeveria elegans

Mexican Snowball
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

8″ x 12″


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Ground Cover, Low Water Use

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


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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