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Echeveria lilacina

Ghost Echeveria

This slow-growing succulent forms a beautiful rosette shape. The wedge-shaped leaves can be white-pink to green-gray, depending on the amount of light it receives. Watch for pink flowers in the early spring.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to bright indoor light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Rosette grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) tall
    Rosette grows up to 8″ (20 cm) wide

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves

  • Not toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria"

"Ghost Echeveria" is known for its light-colored leaves. It grows well in either planters, arrangements, or in the ground. It is a slow grower, and does not offset easily.

It grows well both outside and indoors, if given enough light to prevent stretching.


"Ghost 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.

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Where to Plant

"Ghost Echeveria" 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 mealybug infestations.

How to Propagate Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria"

Echeveria lilacina "Ghost Echeveria" propagates from leaves and cuttings. Propagation from offsets is unreliable.


You can propagate the leaves of "Ghost Echeveria" 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.


To take a cutting of a "Ghost Echeveria", 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.

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