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#38263 May 5th, 2007 at 05:17 PM
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I don't usually buy plants at the very expensive nursery here, but we went there to get information for the pond we are building, and I found this echeveria for a very decent price. It has a bunch of babies around the bottom sides too. I'm going to put it outside for summer, I think, but it will have to come back indoors for winter.

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very interesting... I just found this online...
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Black Prince is one of the darkest of the echeverias, this hardy hybrid grows up to 20cm across and will tolerate a wide range of conditions including severe frosts. Growth habit is solitary with only occasional ofsetts occurring after a few years. Great for borders or as feature plants.


Guess I got a good deal, since it has quite a few offsets! clap thumbup

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WOW That's awesome and a big bonus with the off sets!!! Okay Now I've got to know What's the difference between severe frost and the winters you have>> there..???


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Diane - we have freezes here - I was thrown off by that at first too - but frost is not as bad as freeze, you know? We have periods of time where the ground is frozen solid for months at a time!


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I got severe frosts here and my echeverias did well through them. And my aeoniums did too. Winter is frost/freezes that last for weeks. My frost only lasted a week and sometimes lifted for part of the days before dipping back down during the nights.


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okay got cha! Best it be brought in then!!


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Wow, that's a really pretty echeveria. I have a black prince rosette cutting. I had a bad start with echeverias. Things were fine over last summer, but I killed the two I had last fall. In hindsight I'm sure it was overwatering. I had a topsy turvy and another type. The name escapes me at the moment... Now I have four types that I'm hoping prayers will still be alive this time next year.

That's a beautiful, beautiful addition you have. grin



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That is a beautiful plant!!! And so many babies!
How nice for you that you lucked out so well!!!


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