Echeveria setosa or ‘Mexican Firecracker’ is native Mexican succulent with fleshy spoon shaped leaves displayed in tight rosettes. Leaves are bright spring green with downy white hairs and pointed tips.
Echeveria setosa features hairy rosettes of spoon shaped leaves with pointy tip displayed on short, branching stems. The bright green leaves are a very pleasing contrast with the downy white bristles which are particularly prominent in the cenrtre of the rosette. Flowers are produced in Summer when conditions allow, they are orange/red with yellow tips and are held aloft on 30cm stems.
Echeveria need a free draining soil mix. Plants don’t like being too wet so keep on the dry side, the best method is to soak periodically letting the mix dry completely between waterings. They will be happiest in full sun to partial shade but avoid drastic changes e.g. in a south facing window in summer. In winter put them in the brightest window in your home. Remove any dead leaves from the base of the plant as they can be a haven for pests or fungal disease which may kill the plant.
Echeveria are easily propagated from leaves or stem cuttings.