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Echeveria pulidonis

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
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Echeveria pulidonis - This slow growing succulent has stemless rosettes to 4 to 5 inches wide of many (25 or more) fleshy incurved red-edged pale bluish-green leaves that are flat to slightly concave on the upper surface and rounded below with a distinct red tip. Though often seen as solitary, it will offset to form a good size clump over time. In spring the bright yellow flowers tip multiple unbranched reddish stems that bend over with the weight of the flowers (John Pilbeam in "The genus Echeveria" likens this inflorescence shape to that of a "shepherd's crook". Plant in a well-drained soil in full sun to light shade - bright light enhances red edges. Water sparingly, particularly in winter months though a well-drained soil allows this plant to thrive getting winter rain. Some list this plant as tender but we experienced no damage on this plant at 25 F during the cold spell of January 2007. Originally thought to be from Hidalgo, more currently the origin is thought to be from near Beristain in the State of Puebla to the south. Plants of this species collected by Eric Walther from Necaxa in Puebla were distributed in 1963 by the International Succulent Institute (ISI) and much (perhaps all?) of the cultivated material can be traced back to this release. The original plants for this release came from leaf cuttings from a plant that bay area horticulturalist Victor Reiter had received from Eric Walther. It is placed in the series Urbiniae within the genus Echeveria. This series includes E. agavoides, E. elegans, E. halbingeri, E. lilacina and E. pulidonis.  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 pulidonis.