Echeveria Lilacina (The Ghost Echeveria)

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The name Ghost Echeveria refers to the plant’s dull, silver-grey leaves. Its leaves are arranged in rosettes that are almost geometrically arranged. So perfectly arranged are the rosettes that sometimes people might mistake this Echeveria for an artificial plant.

Family:Crassulaceae/ Stonecrops
Scientific Name:Echeveria lilacina
Other Names: Ghost Echeveria, Mexican Hen and Chicks
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:It grows best in the range of 18-21oC (65-70oF)
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 10-11
Average Mature Height & Width:It is a small plant, 15 cm high and 7 cm wide.
Toxicity:It is not toxic to humans or pets.
Echeveria Lilacina Summary

Echeveria Lilacina Physical Characteristics

It is half a foot tall and 25 cm wide, making it one of the larger species in the Echeveria genus. A neat, flat rosette of plump, spoon-shaped leaves characterizes the plant. The leaves have a sharp point, silver grey, and a combination that makes them almost white. This color develops due to a coating of farina, an adaptation to protect leaves from extreme weather conditions. 

Echeveria Lilachina also takes up a blue hue but develops a purple or lilac shade when exposed to intense direct sunlight. The foliage is this plant’s main attraction but also has showy flowers. The plant produces reddish racemes about 15cm long, which is relatively low for an Echeveria. Blooms occur in late winter and early spring and can be orange, coral red, or pale pink.

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Richard Miller

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