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Products > Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'
 
Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick' - This rosette-forming succulent forms clumps of individual plants that are around 6 inches tall by 8 to 12 inches wide with apple-green leaves with vivid red-pink edges and a terminal spine reminiscent of an Agave (hence the name). The red flowers have a yellow tip and bloom in the spring through early summer. Plant in a well-drained soil in full sun in cooler coastal gardens but will also take considerable shade. It is hardy to about 15-20 degrees F. It is great in the garden or in larger decorative pots. In the recent book "Echeveria Cultivars" by Lorraine Schultz and Attila Kapitany (Shultz Publishing 2005) it is noted that this plant is a naturally occurring variant of the species with strong red markings. It differs from other Echeveria agavoides that we grow in that it is smaller and has a more pronounced bright red edges. Another cultivar we are building stock on is 'Ebony' (also sometimes grown as 'Corderoyi') which has more open and larger rosettes withi deep red-brown markings in place of the red on 'Lipstick'. This plant should not be confused with entirely different Echeveria multicaulis 'Lipstick'. The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DeCandolle) who was very impressed with Echeverría's drawings. Echeverría had accompanied the the Sessé and Mociño expedition (led by Martin de Sessé y Lacasta and Mariano Mociño Suárez de Figueroa) while exploring Mexico and northern Central America and had produced thousands of botanical illustrations. The genus Echeveria is a member of the large Crassula family (Crassulaceae), which has about 1,400 species in 33 genera with worldwide distribution. Echeveria, with approximately 180 species, are native to mid to higher elevations in the Americas with the main distribution in Mexico and central America but with one species found from as far north as southern Texas and several species occurring as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina. The book "The genus Echeveria" by John Pilbeam (published by the British Cactus and Succulent Society, 2008) is an excellent source of information on the species and "Echeveria Cultivars" by Lorraine Schulz and Attila Kapitany (Schulz Publishing, 2005) has beautiful photos and great information on the cultivars and hybrids. It has been argued by some that the correct pronunciation for the genus is ek-e-ve'-ri-a, though ech-e-ver'-i-a seems in more prevalent use in the US.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'.
 
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