Echeveria ‘Black Prince’, unusual for an echeveria in that it is nearly black in color, forms lovely star-shaped dark rosettes. Bell-shaped red flowers contrast the lovely dark rosette. Excellent as color accent in dish gardens or rock gardens. In habitat, many echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing it to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent echeverias from stretching. (Stretching, or etiolation, occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants).
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Recommended pairings: Sedum adolphi Firestorm, Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
Bloom time: Spring
Size: To 5 inches tall and 4-6 inches wide
Plant in porous, well-draining soil
Bright light with ample airflow | Full Sun
Water Needs: Low
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 (32-35° F)
Protect from frost