Prolific Echeveria
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Prolific Echeveria
P Introduced Photo: Nishant Chauhan
Common name: Prolific Echeveria • Hindi: विलायती-लकुंत्डू Vilayati Lakuntdu
Botanical name: Echeveria prolifica    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)

Prolific Echeveria is a small fleshy herb that forms rosettes of light glaucous green leaves that can get flushes of pink when grown in bright sun. It offsets abundantly and spreads by runners to form a low, dense clump. The rosettes grow up to 8 cm across. In early spring and sometimes until summer, the stout bell-shaped flowers, unique in the genus, with yellow petals appear held in compact clusters at the end of prostrate, up to 25 cm long, stalks with easily detached bracts that fall off and root easily to form new plants. Prolific Echeveria is native to Mexico, cultivated worldwide as a pot succulent.

Identification credit: Nishant Chauhan Photographed in cultivation in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

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