Echeveria agavoides Lipstick
Echeveria agavoides Lipstick is an attractive succulent that forms clumps of individual rosettes around 6 inches tall and up to a foot in width. The leaves are edged in a bright red color which increases when stressed with low water and high heat. Echeveria agavoides Lipstick is a naturally occurring variant of Echeveria agavoides and is slightly smaller than many of its other cultivars. Like an agave, the leaves have a small spine on the tip.
Fast-growing for an echeveria, Echeveria agavoides Lipstick blooms in summer with red flowers tipped in yellow.
The genus Echeveria was named in honor of Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Echeverias comprise about 180 species and are native to mid to higher elevations in the Americas with the main distribution in Mexico and central America but extending as far north as southern Texas and as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina.
Echeveria agavoides Lipstick needs well-draining soil to avoid rot in cool weather. It is best kept on the drier side in cool winter weather. The plant will fail in water-logged soils. Aphids, common in spring and summer on the inflorescences can be controlled and dislodged with a gentle water jet.
Remove spent flower stalks and dried lower leaves as desired. Use a slow release fertilizer in spring. If pot grown, the plant should be repotted every other year in spring.
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