Very distinct, award-winning Echeveria setosa (Mexican Firecracker) is an evergreen succulent with stemless rosettes, 6 in. wide (15 cm), packed with one hundred or more fleshy, spoon-shaped, green leaves covered with dense white hairs. In late spring, it sends up 1ft. tall (30 cm) stems which bear urn-shaped red flowers adorned with yellow tips. This Echeveria offsets readily and will form a dense carpet of rose-like rosettes over time. A great choice for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Grows up to 2-3 in. tall (5-7 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
- Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in sun or partial shade. This succulent is drought tolerant, but does best with an occasional watering. Do not water when dormant. Fertilize sparingly to stop excessive growth
- Perfect for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.
- Deer resistant
- Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
- Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring
- Native to Mexico