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Echeveria derenbergii

(Baby Echeveria)


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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Baby Echeveria, Painted Lady


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Family Crassulaceae

Herbs, subshrubs , or shrubs . Stems mostly fleshy . Leaves alternate, opposite, or verticillate , usually simple ; stipules absent; leaf blade entire or slightly incised, rarely lobed or imparipinnate . Inflorescences terminal or axillary , cymose , corymbiform , spiculate , racemose, paniculate , or sometimes reduced to a solitary flower. Flowers usually bisexual , sometimes unisexual in Rhodiola (when plants dioecious or rarely gynodioecious ), actinomorphic , (3 or) 4-6(-30) -merous. Sepals almost free or basally connate , persistent . Petals free or connate. Stamens as many as petals in 1 series or 2 × as many in 2 series. Nectar scales at or near base of carpels. Follicles sometimes fewer than sepals, free or basally connate, erect or spreading , membranous or leathery, 1- to many seeded. Seeds small; endosperm scanty or not developed.

About 35 genera and over 1500 species: Africa, America, Asia, Europe; 13 genera (two endemic, one introduced ) and 233 species (129 endemic, one introduced) in China.

Some species of Crassulaceae are cultivated as ornamentals and/or used medicinally.[1]

Physical Description

Habit: Evergreen .

Flowers: Bloom Period: June. • Flower Color: yellow


Size: under 6" tall.


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Culture: Space 12-15" apart.

Soil: Minimum pH: 4.5 • Maximum pH: .1

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun .

Moisture: Drought Tolerance: High


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An accepted name in the RHS Horticultural Database.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Echeveria

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 112 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

E. affinis (Echeveria) · E. agavoides (Lipstick Echeveria) · E. agavoides x lindsayana (Echeveria) · E. agavoides 'Ebony' (Echeveria) · E. agavoides 'Maria' (Echeveria) · E. albicans (Whitening Echeveria) · E. amoena (Echeveria) · E. atropurpurea (Echeveria) · E. candelabrum (Candleholder Liveforever) · E. carnicolor (Echeveria) · E. chihuahuaensis (Echeveria) · E. clavifolia (Pachyveria) · E. coccinea (Echeveria) · E. colorata (Echeveria) · E. colorata var. brandtii (Echeveria) · E. derenbergensis (Echeveria) · E. derenbergii (Baby Echeveria) · E. difractens (Echeveria) · E. elatior (Echeveria) · E. elegans (Hen and Chicks) · E. fasciculata (Echeveria) · E. gibbiflora (Echeveria) · E. gibbiflora var. carunculata (Echeveria) · E. gigantea (Echeveria) · E. glauca (Blue Echeveria) · E. glauca 'Variant' (Blue Echeveria) · E. harmsii (Echeveria) · E. hassei (Hasse's Liveforever) · E. imbricata (Echeveria) · E. lauii (Echeveria) · E. leucotricha (Chenille Plant) · E. lilacina (Echeveria) · E. lindsayana (Echeveria) · E. minima (Echeveria) · E. moranii (Echeveria) · E. mucronata (Echeveria) · E. nodulosa (Echeveria) · E. obtusifolia (Echeveria) · E. pallida (Echeveria) · E. paniculata (Echeveria) · E. paraguayense (Pachyveria) · E. peacockii (Peacock Echeveria) · E. potosina (Echeveria) · E. prolifica (Echeveria) · E. pulidonis (Echeveria) · E. pulvinata (Echeveria) · E. pulvinata 'Ruby Blush' (Echeveria) · E. pumila (Echeveria) · E. purpusorum (Echeveria) · E. rubromarginata (Echeveria) · E. runyonii var. Tupsy Turvey (Hen And Chicks) · E. runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' (Echeveria) · E. schaffneri (Echeveria) · E. secunda (Echeveria) · E. setosa (Echeveria) · E. shaviana (Echeveria) · E. shaviana 'Blue Giant' (Echeveria) · E. skinneri (Echeveria) · E. strictiflora (Desert Savior) · E. subalpina (Echeveria) · E. subrigida (Echeveria) · E. subsessilis (Echeveria) · E. tenuifolia (Echeveria) · E. tolimanensis (Echeveria) · E. tomentosa (Adamson's Grunter) · E. walpoleana (Echeveria) · E. x imbricata (Hens And Chicks) · E. x sayulensis (Echeveria) · E. 'Afterglow' (Echeveria) · E. 'Amethorum' (Graptoveria) · E. 'Arlie Wright' (Hybrid Echeveria) · E. 'Barbillion' (Euphorbia) · E. 'Black Knight' (Echeveria) · E. 'Black Prince' (Black Prince Echeveria) · E. 'Blondie' (Echeveria) · E. 'Bluebird' (Echeveria) · E. 'Blue Bedder' (Blue Bedder Echeveria) · E. 'Blue Curls' (Echeveria) · E. 'Boston Frills' (Echeveria) · E. 'Cameo' (Echeveria) · E. 'Carlsbad' (Echeveria) · E. 'Chocolate' (Echeveria) · E. 'Crinkle' (Echeveria) · E. 'Crinoline' (Echeveria) · E. 'Curly Locks' (Echeveria) · E. 'Dick Wright' (Echeveria) · E. 'Dondo' (Echeveria) · E. 'Doris Taylor' (Woolly Rose) · E. 'Gypsy' (Echeveria) · E. 'Harry Butterfield' (Echeveria) · E. 'Kirchneriana' (Echeveria) · E. 'Lindel Bedder' (Echeveria) · E. 'Lola' (Echeveria) · E. 'Mahogany' (Echeveria) · E. 'Mary' (Echeveria) · E. 'Meridian' (Echeveria) · E. 'Morning Light' (Echeveria) · E. 'Paul Bunyan' (Echeveria) · E. 'Perle Von Nurnberg' (Echeveria) · E. 'Pink Curly' (Echeveria)

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Further Reading

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  1. Kunjun Fu, Hideaki Ohba & Michael G. Gilbert "Crassulaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 8 Page 202. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-09