Wax Echeveria

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My wax echeveria just bloomed for the first time, so I thought I would share it with you.

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I have seen this plant referred to as echeveria wax, lipstick, agavoides, and ebony, so take your choice. I learned the hard way that it is prone to sunburning, so be aware and give it some protection from full afternoon hot sun.

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The plant is nice and fleshy and probably more impressive than its blooms, since they are of the smaller variety, but it is still a nice specimen for your collection. The coloration on the tips of the leaves is nice, and the blooms are colorful and dainty, so I recommend it. I don’t treat it as cold-hardy here and bring it in for the winter.

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