3.5" Echeveria setosa ciliata
Echeveria ciliata, native to Mexico, forms rosettes of short, wide spatulate flattened apple green leaves. Leaves have red tips, with a lot of cilia along margins and dense hairs on both back and fronts of leaves. Often considered a subspecies of Echeveria setosa. 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. 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 "stretching" of Echeverias ("stretching" occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.