ECHIVERIA


Echiveria is a plant that has found a home in my garden. It is not a hardy plant in my zone 6 garden, so it requires that I dig it up in the fall and bring inside. But it is worth the extra work. I started with three small plants and now have 40. The best part is that it is very easy to grow , requiring only sun and ocassional watering. Each spring when the temps reach 50 degrees F I bring them outside. I found that they do best if they are planted in the ground in beds right next to my perennials or annuals. A bonus is that it will eventually display a small pink flower in late summer. It is easy to propagate, growing small pups – baby plants along the base of the parent. It is also great for containers. They also do well planted in Hypertufa containers. Hypertufa –next post

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