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Mexico; 20 - 30cm
Planting position: Full sun in areas without cold, frosty winters.
Requires watering when needed and perfect drainage.
Propagate from leaf cuttings and offshoots.
This low-growing succulent plant produces dense rosettes of triangular leaves. The light green, evergreen leaves have brown, pointed tips and its flowers are orange.
E. affinis (15cm) has bright red flowers and, when grown in full sun, develops deep, blackish-brown colouring on the leaf rosettes.
E. derenbergii consists of many, small rosettes of bluish-green, circular leaves with a silvery shine. Its reddish flowers are hook-shaped.
E. elegans (20 - 30cm) is known commonly as the Mexican snowball due to is whitish rosettes of concave foliage. Arising from the leaves are longer flower stems of pinkish blooms and yellow tipped.
E. gibbiflora var. carunculata (65cm) fleshy greyish-green leaves, covered with warts.
E. peacockii (20 - 30cm) is a very attractive little succulent plant with striking scarlet flowers and dense rosettes of bluish-green leaves, all with reddish margins.
E. secunda var. glauca (10cm) produces small rosettes and flame-red, yellow tipped flowers on taller stems.