• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; clump forming rosettes reach 4 to 10 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Fall and Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ech-eh-VER-ee-a
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; clump forming rosettes reach 4 to 10 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Black
    Blooms:Fall and Winter
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsSempervivum (Sempervivum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in porous, rocky or sandy, unimproved soils with excellent drainage. Best color in full sun, but needs part shade in hottest summer areas. Indoors, provide bright light. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; avoid excess winter moisture. Needs little care; fertilize sparingly.
    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, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hybrid is the result of a cross between Echeveria shaviana and the black leaved Echeveria affinis, by Frank Reinelt of Capitola, California, proprietor of Vetterle and Reinelt Nursery in the same city.