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Echeveria ‘Abalone’

The leaves of this blue-green succulent are covered in a farnia. The leaves are plump and pointed. When happily stressed, the tips of the leaves turn pink. Watch for pink flowers in summer.

Quick Look:

  • Partial shade to bright indoor light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves, offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria 'Abalone'

Echeveria 'Abalone' is a great succulent for beginner growers. Its leaves are covered in a waxy farina that protects it from sunburn. Be careful when handling 'Abalone' so as not to remove the wax. Plant outdoors in garden beds or planters, or indoors in pots or arrangements.


'Abalone' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

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Where to Plant

Echeveria 'Abalone' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in partial sun to bright indoor light.

Pest Information

Echeveria seem to be especially susceptible to mealy bug infestations.

How to Propagate Echeveria 'Abalone'

Echeveria 'Abalone' propagates on its own by producing offsets. You can also propagate it from leaves and cuttings.


To take a cutting of an Echeveria 'Abalone', use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.


You can propagate the leaves of Echeveria 'Abalone' by choosing a firm, healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by gently twisting the leaf from the stem. Be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem (if you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, that’s fine, too!).

Allow the leaf to callous over for several days, and then lay on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried completely. After roots and a rosette have appeared, and the mother leaf has withered away, plant the new growth.


'Abalone' will produce small offsets (chicks), sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

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