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Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'

Echeveria agavoides 'Red Edge', 'Lipstick' Echeveria


Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick' is a small evergreen succulent forming crisp rosettes of fleshy, sharp-pointed, bright green leaves adorned with vibrant crimson margins. Reminiscent of an Agave, each leaf is tipped with a small spine (hence the name). This Echeveria produces offsets very freely, which hug the mother rosette, adding to its appeal. In the spring and early summer, a flowering spike bearing red flowers with yellow tips is on display. The more sun this Echeveria gets, the more conspicuous its red edges. A great choice for sunny gardens or containers.

  • Grows up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm).
  • Easily grown in rocky, well-drained soils in sun or partial shade. Indoors, provide bright light. Once established, requires occasional water during the hot season. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, containers where spectacular floral arrangements can be created.
  • 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

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Echeveria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Echeveria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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