Feb 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Echeveria elegans

 

Echeveria elegans

 

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Echeveria elegans (Mexican snow ball, Mexican gem, white Mexican rose) is a species of flowering plant in the Crassulaceae family, native to semi-desert habitats in Mexico. Echeveria elegans is a succulent evergreen perennial growing to 5–10 cm (2–4 in) tall by 50 cm (20 in) wide, with tight rosettes of pale green-blue fleshy leaves, bearing 25 cm (10 in) long slender pink stalks of pink flowers with yellow tips in winter and spring.

Like others of its kind, it produces multiple offsets which can be separated from the parents in spring, and grown separately – hence the common name “hen and chicks”, applied to several species within the genus Echeveria. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

 

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