Echeveria Blue Metal New release Echeveria
Echeveria Blue Metal is a beautiful and fast growing Echeveria hybrid of unknown parentage. It is an absolute stand out in any collection or garden thanks to its stunning colours. Echeveria Blue Metal is an evergreen succulent with a symmetrical rosette type arrangement of leaves. The colour is usually shades of blue-green in the warmer months but can change to a metallic deep blue-purple and maroon.
The leaves of Echeveria Blue Metal are large and oval with a pointy tip. They are also quite sturdy. Echeveria Blue Metal tends to be blue-green when its warm but if the plant is stressed either by cold, lack of root space or the sun, the colours can change. In summer, it is very likely the whole plant will be just green-blue, no matter what you do.
The leaves have a thin dusting of the protective substance called the farina. Farina acts like a sunscreen and helps protect against sunburn. One of the most eye-catching features of Echeveria Blue Metal is the metallic sheen, or velvety look. Echeveria Blue Metal grows on a low stalk, close to the ground. Individual plants can reach over 30cm in diameter and 15cm height in ideal conditions where the plant is repotted regularly into a bigger pot and fresh potting mix, or has a lot of space for the roots. Once a rosette is mature, it will produce offsets at the bottom of the rosette. Each offset will then go on to produce offsets of their own. Large and mature Blue Metal can produce upwards of 4 pups every year.
Echeveria Blue Metal flowers every spring. The blooms come up on a tall stalk where individual bell-shaped flowers open in a cascade. One rosette can send out 3 or more stalks out at once and the flowers can last for about a month.
- Full sun.
- Medium wind tolerant.
- Requires frost free site or indoors.
- Grows to a height of 10 centimetres (approx).
- Manages an indoor situation.
- Requires little moisture and is drought tolerant.
- Manages coastal conditions well. Salt spray will cause minimal marking.
- Enjoys a sheltered courtyard situation for mature tree size.
- Excellent specimen for covered courtyard.
- Happy with life in a pot
- Prefers a warm temperature.