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Firecracker Echeveria

Echeveria setosa

Rosettes of slightly fuzzy, grey-green, fleshy leaves slowly multiply to form dense clumps. Showy spikes of vivid red and yellow flowers rise above the foliage in spring and early summer. Native to Mexico, this handsome succulent is durable and drought tolerant. A frost-tender evergreen.
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9-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationech-eh-VER-ee-a set-OH-suh
Average Size at MaturityRosettes reach 3 to 5 in. tall and wide; slowly forms clump up to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Green Wall, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Sempervivum (Sempervivum)

Thrives in porous, rocky, unimproved soils with excellent drainage; does not tolerate water-logged soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hotter regions. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Rejuvenate every 3 to 4 years in early spring by re-rooting rosettes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow Indoors in All Zones