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Echeveria agavoides

Lipstick Echeveria

This beautiful Echeveria really shows off when it’s been happily “stressed.” Its lime green leaves have red edges, giving it the nickname “Lipstick,” but this succulent gets its species name from the Agave-like shape of its thick, triangle-shaped leaves.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria”

Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria” does well in container gardens or rock gardens. It can be used as “filler.” Watch for red flowers in the late spring and early summer.

Watering

Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria” 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.

Where to Plant

“Lipstick Echeveria” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Pairs Well With

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

How to Propagate Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria”

Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria” propagates easily from offsets, stem cuttings, and leaves (although it can be difficult).

Offsets

Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria” will produce small offsets, 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.

Cuttings

To take a cutting of a “Lipstick Echeveria,” use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Cut the stem away from the Echeveria, and allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.

Leaves

To propagate “Lipstick Echeveria” from leaves, start 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.

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