• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional water.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rosettes reach 4 to 10 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fall and winter.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Rosettes reach 4 to 10 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Black
    Blooms:Fall and winter.
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary
    Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers sandy soil with pH range of 6.6 to 7.5. After establishment, water occasionally during the hot season. Divide clumps as needed in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional water.
  • History & Lore
    This cultivar is the result of a cross between Echeveria shaviana and the black leaved E. affinis Echeveria affinis.