The Wax Agave Echeveria or Echeveria agavoides is an attractive succulent, forming rosettes of triangular, fleshy, evergreen leaves in pale green with red margins. In spring and early summer, red, lantern-shaped flowers with yellow tips appear on tall stems.
The Echeveria Agavoides, is a star-shaped rosette, without stems, of fat leaves up to 20 cm in diameter.
The leaves are green, triangular, thicker, about 6 mm and sharper than the other Echeverias.
Hence the explanation of his name Agavoides, “like an agave”.
It is a plant that has different varieties, some have reddish tips and other forms have slightly red to very red margins.
It has also been widely used in hybridization.
The flower, long floral rod , carry in their end numerous bunches of flowers in the shape of lanterns, of pink orange color with the yellow interior.
It blooms in spring.
How to care for Echeveria Agavoides
The Echeverias, are succulent plants that can tolerate the sun, shade, wet soil, dry soil.
They look their best, when they are provided with adequate levels of light and water, ideally they should be grown outdoors in full sun.
Generally speaking, the more light a plant gets , the better its color and shape will be.
The Echeveria Agavoides, needs normal waterings in summer, which will be moderate in the time of flowering.
Echeveria Agavoides supports drought well.
In the hot period moisten the substrate in depth and wait until it almost dries completely and water again.
In the winter season, water sporadically.
The Echeveria Agavoides, are shallow and rooted plants and therefore benefit from good levels of organic matter in the soil.
You must have enough root space for optimal growth.
Slow release fertilizers with a low to moderate nitrogen content incorporated in the pot mix.
These are generally suitable for Echeveria spring and summer growing seasons.
Additional fertilizer applications would not normally be necessary until spring.