Echeveria pulvinata  Rose ex Hook. f.

Echeveria pulvinata, also known as Cotyledon pulvinata Hook, inhabits poor, well-drained soils in southern Mexico. The leaf tips are edged in a brilliant red pigment. But it's most distinctive feature is the velvety covering of fine white hairs that capture light in a way much like Cotyledon tomentosa. In Tucson, it requires some shade and enjoys summer Thunderstorms. The stems usually reach a maximum height of about 200mm, occasionally to 300mm under optimal conditions. It goes by the common name "Plush Plant".


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