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Products > Echeveria racemosa var. citrina
 
Echeveria racemosa var. citrina - Yellow Echeveria

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Echeveria racemosa var. citrina (Yellow Echeveria) - A rosette forming succulent to 4 to 8 inches wide, usually solitary but occasionally in clusters, with 20 to 30 leaves on top of short stems (< 2 inches) with the light green slightly-cupped leaves lying back flat to the soil. This plant was blooming in early March when we first saw it in habitat but in our nursery it begins blooming in late January with one or two vertical inflorescences to 2 feet tall with many lemon yellow flowers, each subtended by a 1 to 2 inch long leaflike bract. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. Hardiness not well known but our plants outdoors unfazed at near freezing temperatures. This plant was first described by Myron Kimnach in the March-April 1984 Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 56(2). It had been previously discovered by Alfred Lau in 1977 on the road between Palma Sola and Cardel in Veracruz and then four years later in a nearby location a larger form was found by cycad authority Loren Whitelock who noted: "The echeverias grew on the rocks both in full sun and under shrubs. The leaves glistened in the sunlight and were a vivid green even where fully exposed to the sun." We came across this species at this same locality where it was growing with the Dioon edule form known as Palma Sola.  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 racemosa var. citrina.