Echeveria setosa

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Mexican Fire Cracker
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Echeveria
Species: E. setosa
Binomial name
Echeveria setosa
Rose & Purpus

Echeveria setosa, the Mexican fire cracker, is a species of flowering plant in the Crassulaceae family, native to semi-desert areas of Mexico and common throughout Puebla.[1]

Description[edit]

Echeveria setosa is an evergreen succulent growing to 4 cm (2 in) high by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with spherical rosettes of fleshy spoon-shaped leaves covered in white hairs. In spring it bears 30 cm (12 in) long stalks of red flowers with yellow tips.[2][3]

Cultivation[edit]

Echeveria setosa is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is grown outside in subtropical climates, such as Southern California. As it requires a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), it must be grown under glass with heat in colder temperate regions. It can be placed outside during the summer months. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ECHEVERIA SETOSA". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Echeveria setosa". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Echeveria setosa". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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