Echeveria in bloom
Last year I put a bunch of echeveria offsets in a glazed strawberry pot, not expecting much. In fact, I never even really finished the pot by putting a feature plant in the top. Much to my surprise, the echeverias not only survived, they positively thrived, and now they are in bloom.
|Glazed strawberry pot with Echeveria subsessilis.|
The other succulent is Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’.
I had the pot in the full sun until just recently, but with the advent of summer and temperatures in the 90s, I thought it prudent to move it onto the front porch where it’s in half shade now.
|Echeverias in full bloom|
I love the way echeverias flower: Their flower stalks form a hook on top, which, when two stalks are side by side, often results in a heart. Weird and wonderful for sure.
|Two flower stalks forming a heart|
|The flowers themselves are very small, less than ½" across|
I recently planted offsets from our Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ in the top of the pot. Aeoniums are winter growers so they’re about to go dormant for the summer, but I expect good growth next fall. The yellow from the aeoniums will be a nice contrast against the blue of the pot.