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Products > Echeveria lutea
 
Echeveria lutea - Yellow Echeveria
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Echeveria lutea - A beautiful small solitary growing plant to 8 inches wide with narrow 4 to 6 inch long reddish-purple leaves that enroll at the margins, forming a deep hollow in the middle of the leaf on the upper surface with the green lower surface facing up, giving the plant a distinct bi-colored look. This coloration and rolled leaf are most prominent when water-stressed or when grown in full sun - with regular irrigation shade grown plants flatten out a bit and are greener. The unbranched flower inflorescence appears during summer and rises well above the foliage on a straight stalk and arches over towards the tip so that the clear yellow flowers point downwards. In habitat this species is a shade or only part sun growing plant but in cooler coastal climates it will likely take full sun and the leaf coloration will likely be redder. Hardiness not known. Seed collected in 2010 in the Valle de los Fantasmas (Valley of the Ghosts) between San Luis Potosi and Rio Verde near the Village of Las Rucias growing on and between rocks with Ceratozamia zaragosae, Agave striata, Brahea decumbens, Bursera and Oak. The specific epithet 'lutea' refers to this plants saffron-yellow flowers.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 lutea
 
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