Fat plants

Echeveria pulvinata

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GeneralitŠ°

succulent plant native to Central America; it produces large rosettes of spatula leaves, thick and very fleshy, dark green in color; the stems are semi-woody, and fairly branched, tend to develop close to the ground, reaching 25-30 cm in height, and often take root when they remain in contact with the substrate for a long time. The leaf surface is completely covered with a thin white hair, often reddish at the apex of the foliage, which gives the plant a very decorative appearance throughout the year. In late spring it produces thin erect stems that bear small leaves and numerous star-shaped flowers, orange or red in color. Easy-to-grow plant, also suitable for indoor cultivation, there are numerous hybrids and cultivars, with particularly colorful flowers and leaves.


Exposure

prefers well-sunny locations, but can tolerate partial shade; echeverias bear even very harsh temperatures, but it is advisable to avoid exposing them to frost, especially in areas with very rainy cold seasons. It can be grown as a houseplant.

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