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Echeveria difractens

This is a discussion on Echeveria difractens within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; This succulent grows prolific flowers that remind me of the Halloween candy and new plants ...

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    This succulent grows prolific flowers that remind me of the Halloween candy and new plants can be grown from the small leaflets on the flower stalk; in fact, it is a rather messy plant with all those little guys falling off into all the chids below on the bench. I get volunteers growing everywhere! It isn't a fast grower but produces flowers on very small plants... so how wants a few!!!!!!!!




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    Cute! So that's where candy corn comes from.

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    Kinda gets your sweet tooth warmed up.....

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    a very cute plant,
    lovely!

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    Flowers really do look like candy corn. Love the color and the heavy bloom. Is it a hardy succulent for zone 6 or is it best grown as a house plant? Bill

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    Echeveria are native to Mexico and Central America. This specific Echeveria is not winter hardy. The memebers of the Sempervivum genus (Hen and Chicks) which is also in the family Crassulaceae are winter hardy and look very similar in that they grow in a rosette form and have the typical star-shaped flowers. Many of these can handle temps to 38 ~ 40 deg F if kept dry. Also their color can change depending on the amount of sun; E. affinis v Black Prince and its cultivar Black Knight are a deep black-purple in the summer sun but turn green with winter's gray skies.

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    Thanks Howard, it is beautiful.

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