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Echeveria Collection And Rare Echeveria Succulent Varieties


This video is all about Echeveria , a little bit about how to grow them a look at the wide range of Echeveria’s that James Lucas has available, and at the end of the video we’ll take a look at James’s collection to check out some of the rarer and more interesting varieties. Today we’re at Succulents Australia and we’re going to have a look at their Echeverias. Echeverias are a really diverse group of plants of approximately hundred and fifty species that are native to Mexico through down to Argentina with 150 species the hybridization of them over the last few years become really increased and there are now literally thousands of varieties of crosses. This is a lovely crest these are quite rare can only be asexually propagated, which means by cutting they don’t really work well from leaf at all . Echeverias I feel it generally easy to grow the main thing you really need is to keep the rain off them like it is a bit wintery now and wet, and keep them dry and they just like occasional waterings when they dry out. it’s a beautiful Agavoides these red tips variegated, this is really rare I’ve only ever produced a few plants of this one and that’s why it’s so rare and sought after. The soil mix we used for the Echeveria and most of our succulents that we grow here it’s a pine bark mix with three types of gravel in it and to keep it very open and aereated so it doesn’t hold water around the roots for too long, it’s designed so that it drains really easily and we allow the plants to dry it very well between waterings so that plants are not sitting in too much water. This is a hybrid that we have here this is actually a cross between Ebony and cuspidata and it’s a particularly beautiful plant and it’s ended up with a really dark needles but green on top. Over here you have Avagoides Ebony and here you have another species which is Echeveria cuspidata and it is a cross between these two species and it has both the attributes of these two plants which come out really well in this really spectacular hybrid talking about hybrids this is a Champagne series that a gentleman called hyun-sook Lee in Korea made and here we have the purple red version green version and white version and they’re actually spectacular and these are the two parents from these now this is laui this is a favourite for hybridization, this brings out the white powder and also you can’t see it in here but that helps to create those lines and bars of white in the hybrid here and the red this is a variable freak of Agavoides that only a percentage of them turn out to be red this is called Romeo and a lot of its brothers and sisters are varying from green pink through to red but the breeding of these are therefore in the breeding of these we have white red pink red and that new one which is extra dark purple it’s absolutely beautiful when it’s more mature. Yeah we’re in a display area of our retail nursery so we present these plants as small plants and and sell them so but in one of these are our display plants going through here the bigger specimens we’d like to keep refused all the specimens to show people what they actually turn into grow like and things like that and actually a specimen like this this is probably about six or seven years old grown very slowly. this is Echeveria jc van keppel there’s a quite a rare beauty, being an outdoor area in the nursery this is what we call a highlight area now we’ve used white plastic here so it does shield a direct sunlight but it’s still a little bit shaded but it’s plenty of light and it’s that brings out the color in your plants look at the red tips on here you know it’s it’s fresh but brightly colored if that was in a shaded glass house you would not get the red tips you might get a little bit because of the winter cool but not really and the Reds and colors bring out much more with good light now with watery echo viewers really grow from spring through summer and autumn and they really rest during the winter now because their tropical they’re really like the south and USA Mexico then Argentina there’s some chocolate they used of six months dry and six months wet and they can handle the water when they’re growing well during the wet season but they do like the good drainage because a lot of these actually occur on rocky slopes or mountain sides in Mexico this is a lovely Echeveria, a really simple one but this is called Japanese Purple really large growing and there’s only a small specimen it can get a lot bigger than this one so we’re gonna show you that Echeveriass can be from really large exotic through the small and compact and show you a couple more it’ll this is one of my favorites this is a crest yeah that’s really lovely good matching pot you sort of see a grows this specimen is probably six or seven years old with crests they can only be done by cutting so no leaf cuttings here you have to wait till they grow get a cutting you make some rare and some people really like collecting crests because they’re really different this is another lovely hybrid of mine its getting its color now in winter now that’s getting colder the colors are coming out more and more and more and this Echeveria Cante, a beautiful species and we have another video on this one and give you the information on the motes where to look at it this is an again a favorite this is a true species and natural species but a well selected form either species but I do like selected forms a lot of the wild ones in nature the leaves are actually really quite long and the red line around here is not as pronounced this is a really well selected seedling which we clone so this is this particular one is not grown from seed this is grown from what we call a head cut and then we take the side pops off it it makes it a much more valuable plant and this one is so much better form than the natural wild species very minima and this is a one of the miniature kecheverias, now this isn’t the smallest growing one but it is very small as you can see that the heads may be three centimeters maybe possibly four this one’s actually what I call well ground because it is really neat to small and compact this beautiful dark red edge really beautiful specimen now this group is very archive or die’s now this one is called Romeo and it’s from particular area but it’s a mutation and it mutated red and you are able to breathe this with seed propagation does not grow well from cutting or leaf cutting but these are selected when you grow a batch of seedlings of these they’re often green and red through to pink so you pick out the very best but one of my favorites here we have one of the what we call the bumpy Echeverias and we’ve just head cut this one and they’ll be heads and in a week or so this will develop roots underneath you can see it’s already dried off it’s really ready to sit on top of a pot and get going now because our big heads we also have a bit more and that will root as well, all the bumpy’s are done with head cuts , a beautiful specimen of a bumpy there are many many bumpy varieties these are hybrids and here’s another colored version and you sort of see the older leaves get sort of ready pinkish threaded green in the center lumpy and bumpy we call warty this is a Grapteveria table but I thought I’d like to show you this interesting one here this we do call it Echeveria but we call snow peach but it is actually crossed this is another really good example of a cross a Echeveria laui cross Grapteveriaa amethystinna and it is a spectacular cross whilst most hybrids are done overseas this is actually done by Melbourne lady called Michelle and this is her own hybrid which she gave to us a few years back and we really love this one like John wlook at that one for winter color beautiful winter color one thing we forgot is Dark Vador and again this is a really lovely hybrid this we believe came from Taiwan or Korean i am not quite sure which one but this is a cross between topsy-turvy and black prince so has the attributes of both plants this is a beautiful hybrid from Japan called Japon Moon River and it for a variagate it’s actually quite easy to grow some variagates are very difficult and slow but this one is actually very rewarding and successful for other growers this I gave all these here it’s a beautiful plant and it’s actually I gave all these is one of my favorite groups to work with as we go on some are hybrids some are just selected forms , Echeveria Happy it’s a Korean hybrid it’s one of the more miniature ones this is another Laui type cross and you can sort of see the white powder on that one beautiful shape leaves and this one here is very interesting this is a lilacina monstrous form which is a form of irrigation monstrous means it has misshapen leaves and often lines in it but not truly variegated but it is considered to be a form of variegation and it does have pups and believe or not this one does grow from leaf successfully as a very gate this is a very unusual occurrence this is one we got in Japan and it’s Pinwheel Revolution so this is a sport from pinwheel so it is something that came out of it and you’re able to replicate it it’s been a really really good seller that one very popular because tight compact everything else this is a crest I’m quite keen on crests another form crest and you can see you know that’ll be like a plant a plant so they were slow to get the cuttings off them here’s another crest that’s I gave all these crest there’s quite a few years old this is the more miniature form you can get a large growing form we actually have two forms of this one ah here’s two lilacina this is very interesting this one these are well seen a hybrids and they’re almost perfect white powder but this one is particularly interesting this is a form that we found it goes pinky color later on and he gets a beautiful brown marks on the leaves absolutely fabulous really very new and very unusual and here we have a really rare one this is a form of ben badis that’s gone variegated but this variation is only temporary in the center of the plant and as the leaves come out they’ll go green and the scent will stay white but only appears at certain times of the year we hope you enjoyed our look at Echeveria if you’d like to know a little more about echeveria there’s lots of links to resources in the notes below the video we’ll be back with another genus of succulents in a week or two subscribe to the YouTube channel for regular updates on succulents and infact all aspects of gardening and as always good luck with your gardening