Echeveria 'Margaret Martin'
Echeveria 'Margaret Martin' is an attractive hybrid with tight rosettes that grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, apple-green with a strong reddish-pink tinge near the edges and a darker red terminal spine.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
Most of the common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests and Echeverias are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide
Most Echeverias can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Echeveria 'Margaret Martin' is a hybrid cross between Echeveria agavoides and Echeveria colorata 'Lindsayana'. This name strictly belongs only to the plant created and sold by Margaret Martin. However, the hybrid is not distinguishable from other crosses of E. agavoides and E. colorata 'Lindsayana'.
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Echeveria 'Afterglow' (Worth): Stunning rosette in shades of pink, blue, and purple, growing particularly large and vibrant in bright sun. This hybrid of E. shaviana x E. subrigida can grow up to 1.0' wide and has thin, flexible leaves with a slight wave. The leaves are coated with a layer of natural wax (farina). It does not produce as many offsets as other varieties but it responds well to propagation from stem cuttings.
Please Note: This variety has thinner leaves than most Echeveria. This makes leaves more likely to dry or break in transit, but the plant will recover quickly.
Echeveria need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and compact rosette form. They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.
Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
Also known as "Mexican Hens & Chicks", Echeveria can produce new offsets or "chicks" around the base of the mother plant. These chicks can be left to form a tidy cluster or removed and transplanted. Additionally, Echeveria can be propagated from stem cuttings or mature leaves. Look to our Succulent Cuttings Guide for more information.