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Echeveria Bella in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echeveria Bella fa. Bella

 

Echeveria 'Bella'

Type : MacDougall s.n. (NY). Plant collected winter 1938/39 near San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Distribution : Mexico (Chiapas : San Cristobal Las Casas and near San Felipe Ecatepec, Zinacantán, Nabenchauk). First Description by Alexander in Cactus and Succulent Journal US 13(8): 133-135. 1941 : Plant caespitose and freely offsetting. The rosettes dense, 2 - 4 cm in diameter. Leaves 1.2 - 1.8 cm long, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, 2 - 4 mm wide, bright yellow-green, not at all glaucous. Inflorescence 10 - 20 cm tall, erect, its bracts very different from the leaves, 18 mm long and 5 mm broad, becoming reduced upwards, acutish, the upper ones somewhat glaucous as also is the reddish rachis; flowers 4 - 12 in a multilateral raceme, the pedicels reddish, 6 - 10 mm long, occasionally 2-flowered, the two bracts linear, 2 - 5 mm long. Flowers : Calyx yellow-green, somewhat glaucous, the tube 1 mm long, the lobes spreading, linear, obtuse, nearly equal, 3 - 5 mm long; corolla 8 - 10 mm long, orange-yellow flushed with rosy-scarlet especially on the upper side, campanulate, sharp-angled in bud, blunt-angled in flower, the lobes spreading apart nearly to the middle, the tips recurved; stamens opposite the petals 5 mm long, those opposite the sepals 6 mm long; carpel-cluster broadly ovoid, 7 - 8 mm long, the carpel bodies pale greenish-yellow, stigma and styles bright green, the styles 2 mm long; nectarine gland white, 1.5 mm broad.

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plant Features
  • Echeveria Bella likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Echeveria Bella likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Echeveria Bella is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Echeveria Bella likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Echeveria 'Bella'

Latin name

Echeveria Bella fa. Bella

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Echeveria Bella likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Echeveria Bella is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Echeveria Bella likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Echeveria Bella likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Echeveria Bella is 0.02meters x 0.10meters 0.02 M 0.10 M

Echeveria Bella fa. Bella

Type : MacDougall s.n. (NY). Plant collected winter 1938/39 near San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Distribution : Mexico (Chiapas : San Cristobal Las Casas and near San Felipe Ecatepec, Zinacantán, Nabenchauk). First Description by Alexander in Cactus and Succulent Journal US 13(8): 133-135. 1941 : Plant caespitose and freely offsetting. The rosettes dense, 2 - 4 cm in diameter. Leaves 1.2 - 1.8 cm long, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, 2 - 4 mm wide, bright yellow-green, not at all glaucous. Inflorescence 10 - 20 cm tall, erect, its bracts very different from the leaves, 18 mm long and 5 mm broad, becoming reduced upwards, acutish, the upper ones somewhat glaucous as also is the reddish rachis; flowers 4 - 12 in a multilateral raceme, the pedicels reddish, 6 - 10 mm long, occasionally 2-flowered, the two bracts linear, 2 - 5 mm long. Flowers : Calyx yellow-green, somewhat glaucous, the tube 1 mm long, the lobes spreading, linear, obtuse, nearly equal, 3 - 5 mm long; corolla 8 - 10 mm long, orange-yellow flushed with rosy-scarlet especially on the upper side, campanulate, sharp-angled in bud, blunt-angled in flower, the lobes spreading apart nearly to the middle, the tips recurved; stamens opposite the petals 5 mm long, those opposite the sepals 6 mm long; carpel-cluster broadly ovoid, 7 - 8 mm long, the carpel bodies pale greenish-yellow, stigma and styles bright green, the styles 2 mm long; nectarine gland white, 1.5 mm broad.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Echeveria can be propagated easily by separating pups, but also by leaf cuttings, and by seed. It needs a warm, sunny position with well drained soil to develop their foliage colour. It is recommended to position plants in an area where they are in part shade. This means that they should be in morning sun, or afternoon sun, or both (but shaded during the harsh midday period). Alternatively, plants may be grown under full filtered sun underneath shade cloth which is usually stocked by your local hardware store. 50% filtration is recommended to avoid sunburn but maintain great colour. You may need to test what works well in your particular climate. Most succulents will be grown in containers and pots and they will need good drainage medium. Add coarse grit such as perlite or pumice to soil and repot every year in late-spring. Don't worry about damaging the roots when re-potting as most Echeveria generally tolerate disturbance well.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Echeveria could flower a number of times through the year. Flowering can use much of the plant’s energy, therefore it’s recommended that flower stalks are removed from sick or weaker plants until they are well established. If your plant is healthy, enjoy it’s beautiful show of blooms. Flowers on short stalks (cymes) arise from compact rosettes of succulent's fleshy, often brightly coloured leaves. Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes and indeed a number of times per year.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Pluck a leaf gently from the stem taking care not to damage the leaf. It should have a u-shape if plucked correctly. Leave the leaf for a few days to callous over. Once this has happened, place the leaf on top of your propagation medium of choice with the u-shaped end downward, rest the leaf on a bamboo stick or similar at a 45 degree angle to the propagation medium. Propagation is best done in indirect light, not in direct sunlight. Alternatively, a grow light can be used. Roots should sprout in two to four weeks, followed by new tiny leaves. At this point, depending on the humidity and rainfall in your area, you may mist or lightly water your leaves as the plant grows. Resist the urge to remove the mother leaf once it becomes dried up and shrivelled. It’s best for this process to occur naturally.

 
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