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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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 our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Echeveria racemosa var. citrina.