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Echeveria sp

Echeveria sp
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-08
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.9, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-09 15:09
Viewed: 6361
Points: 2
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Echeveria (pronounced /ˌɛkɨˈveɪriə/)[1] is a large genus of succulents in the Crassulaceae family, native from Mexico to northwestern South America. The genus is named after the 18th century Mexican botanical artist, Atanasio Echeverrķa y Godoy. Many of the species produce numerous offsets, and are commonly known as 'Hen and chicks', which can also refer to other genera such as Sempervivum that are significantly different from Echeveria.
Many Echeveria species are popular as garden plants. They are drought resistant, although they do better with regular deep watering and fertilizing. Most will tolerate shade and some frost, although hybrid species tend to be less tolerant. They can be propagated easily by separating offsets, but may also be propagated by leaf cuttings, and by seed if they are not hybrids. Echeverias are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes.
Most lose their lower leaves in winter; as a result, after a few years, the plants lose their attractive, compact appearance and need to be rerooted or propagated. In addition, if not removed, these shed leaves may decay, harboring fungus which can then infect the plant.
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

(unranked): eudicots

Order: Saxifragales

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Echeveria

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Hello Raimundo,

A fine image of these interesting plants, very attractive leaves. They do look a little bit like a Sempervivum. Nice depth of field in this shot, very nice.


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