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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Echiveria - Echiveria, Hen and chicks


Echiveria wrist corsage.

Common name

Echiveria, Hen and chicks


Northern South America, Mexico


It is part of a large genus of succulents


Grey green to dark burgendy, depending on the variety.

Vase life

Will last well even without a water source in design work. As a plant it can lose its lower leaves during winter leaving the plant with a longer stem rather than a compact ball rosette shape




Beautiful to use as you would flowers in tied designs or arrangements. Terrariums with small succulents also look great. I like to include them in corsages and body flowers.


Most designers grow the plants and cut the rosette or arrange the entire plant. The plants are drought resistant. Propagate the plant by placing the lower leaves in soil to root

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