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Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ succulent care and propagation information card

Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto

This colorful succulent hybrid has wavy leaves that look almost like lettuce. The leaves are a blue-gray, whose edges are red when grown in full sun. Watch for flowers in the spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 10″ (25 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) wide

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves, offsets

  • Generally no-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’

Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ is an excellent addition to outdoor succulent gardens. It shows off its best colors in the summer when it receives full sun.

Watering

Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ 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

‘Gorogn’s Grotto’ 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 full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It is not suited for indoor growing

Pairs Well With

Agave ‘Blue Glow’

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’

Echeveria ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ can be propagated from cuttings, leaves, and offsets.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate ‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.

Offsets

‘Gorgon’s Grotto’ 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.

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