Size & Growth
Echeveria imbricata can grow indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. It reaches heights of 4″ to 8″ inches and may spreads of 4″ to 6″ inches.
The tight rosettes are a bluish-green color and occasionally feature orangish-tips. The leaves grow around the mother rosette, creating a series of overlapping circles.
Flowering and Fragrance
The flowers arrive in the spring or early summer. Echeveria blue rose produces several loose clusters of bell-shaped flowers. The orange-red flowers are small and don’t provide a fragrance.
Light & Temperature
The blue rose echeveria isn’t picky. Place it in full sun or partial shade. If grown indoors, give the plant bright light throughout most of the day. Typically, western-facing or southern-facing windows provide the best sunlight for succulent houseplants.
As one of the hardiest succulents, the imbricata can tolerate lower temperatures. It can survive short durations of temperatures as low as 20° degrees Fahrenheit.
TIP: These succulents grow toward their light source. To maintain symmetrical rosettes, rotate the pot once or twice per week. They also grow well under a grow light.
Watering and Feeding
When Echeveria imbricata Blue Rose are first potted, they will require more water, once established they will need less water. Allow the soil to dry between watering.
When watering, use caution to avoid pouring water into the rosettes. If water gets trapped inside, the plant may suffer from fungal rot and slowly die. Pour water directly on the soil around the plant.
Soil & Transplanting
Like most succulents, the echeveria imbricata grows easily in healthy, sandy soil offering good drainage. It can also tolerate slightly acidic or alkaline soil.
The plant doesn’t require repeated transplanting. However, if you decide to give the plant a new home, consider transplanting in the early spring.
Remove the plant from its current container and allow it to dry overnight before placing it in its new clay pot home the following day.