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Echeveria imbricata

Blue Rose

“Blue Rose” is one of the most common Echeverias. Its large, flat leaves are a powder blue color, with pink around the edges. As the plant gets older, it begins to form clusters of rosettes.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves or offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Summer

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

“Blue Rose” is popular among succulent lovers, and is one of the most common Echeverias you can find. It is one of the oldest Echeveria hybrids that is documented, being a combination of Echeveria glauca and Echeveria metallica.

As “Blue Rose” grows, the older leaves towards the bottom of the stem dry up, with healthy, newer leaves forming at the top. The leaves are covered by a powder, protecting the succulent from sun damage.

Watering

“Blue Rose” 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

“Blue Rose” 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 partial shade.

How to Propagate Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

“Blue Rose” can be difficult to propagate, since it is a slow grower. You’ll find the best success by propagating leaves or offsets.

Leaves

To propagate Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose” 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

“Blue Rose” 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.

Pairs Well With

Senecio serpens Blue Chalksticks

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