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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