Sunday, November 28, 2010

Echevaria/ Today's Flowers

Echevaria Setosa

This Mexican Firecracker Plant (Echevaria setosa) is mine for the winter. I'm babysitting it because I have a sun room and the real owner does not. I feel lucky because it's flowering NOW so I am enjoying its beauty.

The arching branch on which the blossoms flower

Echevaria are succulents so require very little water in winter especially in my sun room where the temperature may go slightly below 7°C (45°F) in the depth of winter as the room is unheated. I may have to rescue it in January and February when it gets really cold outdoors.

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29 comments:

Farmchick said...

Lucky you! I am not familiar with this plant, but it is a beauty.

Cezar and Léia said...

Echevaria has a beautiful geometric shape.It's so interesting!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

It is lovely, EG, lucky you!!! I have never seen one blooming. It is beautiful--so many colors too.

Carver said...

That's an interesting plant. I like the flowers but also the unusual foliage.

kanak7 said...

Pretty little blooms! And colourful too!

Denise said...

Wow, that's a really fascinating plant and these are beautiful shots.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful plant and blooms.

Paulie said...

Most gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I think I would take lots of photos of ut to share with the owners. . . might encourage them to build a "hothouse" on their property. You are kind to take cre of it for them.

I also left a comment on santa below. . .

Randy said...

I have never seen one like this. So beautiful!

chubskulit said...

How Lovely!!

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Randi said...

What a beautiful plant! I have never seen this before. Looks very excotic!

Jo said...

Beautiful images of the plant flowering. We also grow Echevaria here in South Africa but it gets a white flower not brightly coloured like the blooms on your plant. Have a great week. Greeting from Jo.

Kathy said...

Glad to see you have a desert plant for the season!

RedPat said...

Fabulous flower! I want one of those.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely plant, such a pretty star like flower!

Marina said...

a very lovely flower, great photos!

Jacob said...

I saw a Mexican firecracker once...she was about 20, 5'4" and had really dark hair. :-)

This is a nice plant, too. That I've not seen before. Hey, it was 45 degrees here this morning. I just about froze solid on the golf course! And it only got up to 75 this afternoon! Sweatshirt weather!

Jacob said...

Funny comment about security devices...while I was sitting in front of Belks, a woman walked INTO the store and set off the alarm!

No one paid the slightest attention.

Gunilla said...

Very intresting flower.
I haven´t seen this before.

Thanks for sharing.

Gunilla in Sweden

LC said...

These are wonderful photos and I appreciate the info on care, as I'm never certain whether I'm watering my succulents too much or two little during the winter!! L

maiaT said...

I've never seen this pretty flower before. The blooms have a very interesting shape and lovely colors.

I would ask you too to host a few of my flower through winter, if I could reduce the distance.

Melissa B. said...

Oh, I need one of these to brighten up my winter days. Love your captures!

Jama said...

It's a beauty! I've never seen such flowers before.

Paz said...

What a wonderful babysitter you are. It's a beautiful flower.

Paz

Arija said...

They are such hardy plants in warm regions. Very pretty too, especially in the winter.

Luna Miranda said...

wow, stunning! i've never seen this flower before. this would certainly brighten up your winter.:p

George said...

It sounds as if you've gotten the perfect babysitting job. The 'baby' is beautiful and needs little care.

Francisca said...

What an apt name for this colourful succulent: Mexican Firecracker!

JM said...

Beautiful Echeveria blooms!

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