Mexican Snowball is a succulent plant which is popular as a potted ornamental plant. It features rosettes of unusual blue-green foliage, which are often densely clustered and may form a small mound. The leaves may have a powdery coating and may develop red tints at the tips and edges.
Common name(s): Echeveria
Flower colours: green
Bloom time: summer
Max reachable height: 30.5cm
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow
Planting and care
Echeveria and other non-hardy succulents look amazing in patio planters. Echeveria are originally from Mexico and Central America. They arent used to the cold and will die in freezing temperatures. Just because you live where winter is a real winter doesnt mean that you cant enjoy these colorful plants.
You can keep them healthy during the cold months by moving them indoors. Then, once the threat of frost has past, gradually move them back outside in the spring. Other people who want to enjoy these colorful plants, but dont want houseplants, treat Echeveria like annuals and just plant anew each spring.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Echeveria Imbricata
The most important part of good Echeveria care is watering.
The biggest issue with the succulents is overwatering.
Provide moderate amounts of water in the hot, dry season.
Let the soil dry out completely before you irrigate again. Potted plants should not be left in a wet saucer.
Soft rots and root rot issues occur when the plant is too wet.
Typical uses of Echeveria Imbricata
Special features: Small, red-yellow flowers are carried on short stems, and appear from late spring. This is a small, easy to grow attractive plant suitable for small spaces. It takes over whatever small space you leave for it and blooms once a year. Hen and Chicks is native to Latin America.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.