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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 provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Echeveria 'Latte Rose'.