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Echeveria rusbyi


Echeveria rusbyi is known as leatherpetals and forms cute, chocolate brown to blue-green rosette with white, star-shaped flowers.

Echeveria rusbyi is a tender succulent sometimes knows as leatherpetals. It produces a very pretty display of nicely formed rosettes in tight colonies. The leaves are thick, cup-shaped and upward facing displaying dusty pinkish-browns to blue-greens. White to yellow star-shaped flowers with red banding emerge on tall stems. A tender evergreen perennial that requires well-drained soil and protection from frost and cold. Will happily occupy a windowsill during our Canadian winters.

Common Name: Echeveria/Leatherpetals

Family: Crassulaceae (The Stonecrop Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-12

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:


Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to Central America where they grow in rocky outcroppings on mountain slopes, never allowing the plants to become waterlogged.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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