Mexican snowball is aptly named as the succulent rosettes are an icy blue colour and this species is the hardiest of the Echeveria, a genus of succulents with their centre of diversity in Mexico. Planted out of the rain it can survive a West Coast winter. Elsewhere grow as a houseplant in winter in a cool, bright window and keep dry until spring.
Common Name: Mexican Snowball
Family: Crassulaceae (The Stonecrop Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-11
Light: Full Sun
Height: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Regions with severe winter droughts and high summer rainfall.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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