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Echeveria pulvinata

Chenille Plant

This fuzzy succulent has bright green leaves with pink to red edges. Each leaf is covered in tiny white hairs that help protect it from water loss. Watch for orange flowers in the Spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and pets

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant”

Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant” adds height and color to succulent arrangements. Some varieties grow taller than others. Its flowers attract hummingbirds.

Watering

Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant” 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

“Chenille Plant” 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.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant”

Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant” can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves.

Cuttings

To grow “Chenille Plant” 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 “Chenille Plant” 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.