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Products > Echeveria 'Latte Rose'
Echeveria 'Latte Rose' - Brown Ghost Plant

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (Echeveria agavoides x E. lilacina)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Echeveria 'Latte Rose' (E. agavoides x lilacina) An unusually colored Echeveria with tight rosettes 8-10 inches wide of pale greenish-brown leaves, somewhat reminiscent of the color of coffee with cream with a slight rose pink cast. The leaves have the distinctive incurved mucronate leaves typical of Echeveria lilacina yet are a little thicker and have reddish margins and a leaf tip that is more on the lines of Echeveria agavoides. It also exhibits a hybrid vigor that promises faster growth and more ease of cultivation over Echeveria lilacina, which can be a bit fussy. We haven't seen this particular plant bloom yet but are looking forward with hope that it inherits the larger pale-colored flowers of Echeveria lilacina with the taller inflorescence of E. agavoides - a sister seedling of this cross has bloomed at the Ruth Bancroft Garden and does seem to have inherited these traits. Plant in full coastal sun to bright shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. Hardiness is not known but both parents are hardy to the 15-20 F range so we are expecting it to be at least this hardy. This plant was bred by Kelly Griffin at Rancho Soledad Nursery but we first received our stock plants in 2011 from SeongJu Hwang, a Korean nurseryman who had purchased the plants without any cultivar name from Rancho Soledad Nursery. When Kelly Griffin visited our nursery we discussed possible cultivars names and settled on 'Latte Rose'.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Echeveria 'Latte Rose'.