• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rosettes reach 3 to 5 in. tall and wide; slowly forms clump up to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Spring and Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ech-eh-VER-ee-a set-OH-suh
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:9
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Rosettes reach 3 to 5 in. tall and wide; slowly forms clump up to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Spring and Early Summer
    Flower color:Red & Yellow
    Companion PlantsSempervivum (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Ice Plant (Delosperma)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    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:
    Endemic to Mexico.