Very pretty, award-winning Echeveria shaviana (Mexican Hens) is an evergreen succulent with short-stemmed rosettes, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm), packed with fifty or more, fleshy, smooth, very wavy crinkled, blue-gray leaves. Thin and delicate, the frilly leaves take on a pink blush in strong light. In summer, it sends up 1ft. tall (30 cm) stems which bear flowers arranged to one side of the stalk, pink outside and yellow inside. This Echeveria offsets readily and is 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 6-8 in. tall (15-20 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