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Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Echeveria, having thick, succulent leaves usually clustered in dense rosettes.

[New Latin Echeveria, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, 18th-century Mexican botanical illustrator.]


(Plants) any of various tropical American crassulaceous plants of the genus Echeveria, cultivated for their colourful foliage
[named after M. Echeveri, 19th-century Mexican botanical artist]


(ˌɛtʃ ə vəˈri ə)

n., pl. -ri•as.
any tropical American succulent plant of the genus Echeveria, having thick leaves that form rosettes.
[< New Latin (1828), after Atanasio Echeverría (flourished 1771), Mexican botanical illustrator]
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Succulents such as Echeveria are very exotic and require shelter over Winter, otherwise they turn to mush.
This is in agreement with the studies on the purified fraction from the aqueous crude extract of Echeveria gibbiflora in guinea-pig spermatozoa (Delgado etal.
Male contraception, IV: hypotoniclike effect from Echeveria gibbiflora on human sperm.
Echeveria imbricata (above) nestles against a boulder with yellow yarrow and Berkeley sedge in a small planting bed.
Another popular DIY succulents kit from the collection is "The Birdcage," a vintage birdcage full of drought-friendly succulents like sedum, echeveria, euphorbia, and sempervivum.
Her bouquet included white peonies, light pink, elegant white, and blush garden roses, and was enhanced with a few coral roses, white freesia, and a hint of lacy dusty miller to accentuate the echeveria succulent The bouquet was tied with lace from the bride's grandmother's wedding gown.
net) added a sinuous path of steppingstones through the shimmery mounds of 'Elijah Blue' fescue; blue-green Crassula, Echeveria, and Senecio; and orange-flowered parrot's beak (Lotus berthelotii), nestled among angular rocks.
Rosemary bushes, rosette-like "Hen and Chicks" Echeveria and the fiery spike of a red-hot poker plant all thrive in this verdant landscape despite little watering from Wilson and our area's record low rainfall -- just over 3 inches in the year ending June 30, the driest since the late 1870s.
The bed contains around 12,000 tiny plants ( echeveria secunda glauca, echeveria elegans, pyrethrum golden moss and hernaria glabra ( each one put in by hand.
Echeveria setosa is a small plant, looks a bit like a houseleek but has lovely flowering spikes in the summer.
In the center, a blue-green Weber agave (Agave weberi) mimics a cooling fountain above blue Senecio mandraliscae; smaller fox tail agaves (Agave attenuata) grow at left, along with kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos 'Orange Cross') and Echeveria 'Afterglow'.
To brighten up patio steps, plant small shallow containers of low-growing succulents such as houseleeks (sempervivum) and echeveria for a Mediterranean atmosphere.