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Products > Echeveria 'Laulindsa'
 
Echeveria 'Laulindsa'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [E. 'Laulindsay', E. 'Laulind']
Parentage: (Echeveria laui x E. colorata f. colorata)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Echeveria 'Laulindsa' - A beautiful slow growing cultivar that forms a mostly solitary stemless rosette 8 to 12 inches across with thick 4 inch long spathulate gray leaves with reddish margins with the surfaces of the leaves covered with a powdery-white waxy coating. The 1 foot long flowering stems branch and arch over with small salmon pink flowers that have bright orange interiors. Plant in full sun to bright light in a well-drained soil. Although not as sensitive to this as its parent Echeveria lauii, it is best to irrigate this plant gently or preferably from the side or below and avoid touching to avoid removing the white coating on the leaves. We have not had this plant outdoors through a cold winter but suggest that it be protected from frost so not to mar its foliage. This plant is a hybrid between Echeveria lauii and E. lindsayana, hence the name that is a combination of the parent's epithets. Echeveria lauii, first described in 1974 by Alfred Bernhard Lau from plants collected near the Rio Salado-Quiotepec in Oaxaca, is a beautiful slow growing plant with particularly thick narrow white leaves. The pollen parent Echeveria lindsayana is a plant first described by Eric Walther in 1972 from plants in cultivation and later discovered growing at Volcán de Tequila, Jalisco. It is now considered to be the form of Echeveria colorata as Echeveria colorata forma colorata. This cross was made by the late Robert Grim of Salinas, California, who was responsible such other hybrids as 'Moondust' (E. lauii x E. lilacina), Paloma (E. colorata forma colorata x E. lilacina) x Graptoveria 'Opalina' (Echeveria colorata x Graptopetalum amethystinum) and × Graptosedum 'California Sunset' (Graptopetalum paraguayense x Sedum adophi). This plant is also sometimes listed as Echeveria 'Laulindsay' or just as 'Laulind'. We received this plant in 2013 from San Luis Obispo area succulent grower and nurseryman Nick Wilkinson, who told us that he received it from Korean plantsman SeongZu.  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 'Laulindsa'.
 
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