3.5" Echeveria 'Chroma'
This is an Echeveria with more of a shrubby growth habit, quickly branching to form a much branched plant. This Echeveria expresses a seasonal variegation in various colors, including pinks, apricots, golds, red roses and near whites. The center of the rosette will look like a sunset during this seasonal variegation. Golden orange flowers loved by hummingbirds. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged, thereby reducing the possibility of root loss and root disease. 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. This is an Altman Plants original hybrid created by Renee O'Connell.