2.5" Echeveria ‘Neon Breakers’ USPP 21406
Neon Breakers' forms rosettes to 8" or more in diameter, eventually producing offsets for form clusters. Rosettes have many leaves that are red-violet-mauve, with neon pink, very crinkly margins. 'Neon Breakers' is not only more colorful than its parent, it is far more disease resistant, and does not suffer the "shutdown" from dormancy that Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills' suffers. Can be used as a patio plant where some shade is provided, or in dish gardens. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky out croppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent etiolation ("stretching") of Echeverias. (Etiolation occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or is over-fertilized, causing overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent scarring of the leaves. This is an Altman Plants original hybrid created by Renee O'Connell.