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Echeveria elegans
Common Name: Mexican Snowball Family: Crassulaceae (The Crassula Family)

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Mexican snowball is aptly named for two reasons: the succulent rosettes are an icy blue colour and this species is the hardiest of the Echeveria, a genus of succulents with their centre of diversity in Mexico. Planted out of the rain it can survive a west coast winter. Elsewhere grow as a houseplant in winter in a cool, bright window and keep dry until spring.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Regions with severe winter droughts and high summer rainfall.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Heightunder 4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourSilver Bluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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