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Echeveria gibbiflora - Oreja de burro
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Echeveria gibbiflora (Oreja de burro) - A large clustering Echeveria that produces foot wide rosettes on stout stems 12 to 18 inches long with broad spoon-shaped pinkish gray leaves that are broad and narrowed at the base and rounded with frilly margins at the tips. In fall through winter this species will often form a tall branching inflorescence holding bell-shaped reddish flowers that are yellow on the inside. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally – brighter light brings out the gray and purples in the foliage. Plants are hardy down to 25° F. Trim older lower leaves as they senesce and cut and reroot foliage heads when stems become too top heavy but keep rooted lower stems as they usually resprout new growth. The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DeCandolle) who was very impressed with Echeverría's drawings. The specific epithet is from the Latin words 'gibba' meaning "swelling" and 'flora' meaning "flowers" in reference to the wide flower shape of this species. The common name Oreja de burro translates as Donkey Ear and is shared by several other plants with such large leaves.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive 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 gibbiflora.
 
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