January Plant

January 29th, 2011

Blue Echeveria

This is my Blue Echeveria, isn’t  she cute?  Can you see her little flower spike?  She is one of a family of plants all of whom have fleshy leaves and form tightly packed plantlets in clumps around their bases – you can see the little baby plants clustered around the edge of the large mother plant.  With their origins in Mexico they are tough little critters!  They fill little gaps in and around rocks or at the edge of gardens and make wonderful pot plants. 

The succulents are indeed a good starting point for children to start an interest in gardening as these plants are easy to care for, can withstand a great deal of neglect and mismanagment, which indeed is why they do so well in my garden! 

Happy gardening!

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