Ruby Slippers

Ruby Slippers

Echeveria harmsii or pulvinata

Echeveria harmsii, native to Mexico, is a shrublike Echeveria with light green hairy leaves covered densely with hairs. In cold weather, leaves blush rose-red and look like red velvet. Bright orange flowers are excellent color for holiday wreaths, rock gardens and dish gardens. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent “stretching” of Echeverias ¬†Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Uses: Holiday Wreaths, Rock Gardens, and Dish Gardens

Full Sun

Zone 10-11

Height 12″