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Products > Echeveria 'Golden Glow'
Echeveria 'Golden Glow' - Golden Hens and Chicks

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (E. agavoides hybrid?)
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 'Golden Glow' (Golden Glow Hen and Chicks) - This clump-forming succulent stays under a foot tall with 6 to 10 inch wide rosettes of broad pale green to yellow-green spoon-like leaves that can blush pink along the margin in summer when grown in sun. The plant looks solitary and is slow to have offsets but eventually can form a cluster to 18 inches wide or more with slowly elongating decumbent stems. Plant in full sun to bright shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very little. Hardy to at least down to 25F - our plants did not suffer at all at these temperatures in the January 2007 freeze. This cultivar is great in the shade garden but will only take on the yellow colors and red highlights grown in bright light or full sun and then usually only in summer months. Makes a nice large container specimen plant or for use as a succulent groundcover in the ground. This plant is thought to be an Echeveria agavoides hybrid though it is listed of unknown origins in Lorraine (Rudolph) Schultz and Attilla Kapitany's Echeveria Cultivar". We got our original stock of this 'Golden Glow' from Stockton succulent collector Alice Waidhofer in 2003.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Echeveria 'Golden Glow'.