This plant with its pale blue-green leaves can be used as contrasting foliage in succulent plantings, cactus gardens or xeriscape plantings. It is also pretty used as edging for dry borders and in rock gardens. It can be kept in pots too, provided the soil drains well.
|1||Baby Echeveria, Echeveria derenbergii – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
In bright light, Echeveria derenbergii forms small rosettes with fleshy, glaucous light silvery blue leaves with pink tips. It quickly offsets to form clusters. In summer it blooms with short arching racemes of flowers.
The inside of the flower is yellow, the outside of the petals are yellow at the base and at the edges, with reddening at the tip and along the keel, which runs down the middle. Plants usually put out several flower stalks simultaneously. This succulent tends to lose bottom leaves on the rosettes in winter. If this happens, the rosette stem can be cut in spring and restarted as a fresh cutting.