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Echeveria 'Frank Reinelt'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)

Colour

Flower

Pink and Pale Green in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green and Red in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

echeveria 'Frank Reinelt'

Family

Crassulaceae


Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers

'Frank Reinelt' is an evergreen perennial forming a rosette of thick, dark green leaves with red margins and tips, becoming more colourful in sun and in winter; urn-shaped pale green and pink flowers in dense clusters

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter. Stand plants outside during the summer months

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free