Echeveria derenbergii 'Painted Lady'


One of the more petite Echeveria, 'Painted Lady' succulents form small rosettes with fleshy, silvery-blue leaves and pink tips. While a single rosette of this pastel-colored Echeveria only grows to about 3-4 inches wide, their propensity to offset, or multiply, very rapidly can lead to beautiful clusters of plants up to 3 feet in width!  In the springtime, golden yellow flowers with orange “painted” tips will emerge on stalks a few inches taller than the rosettes themselves.

Native to Mexico, where these dainty plants are known to grow along cliff sides, 'Painted Lady' succulents need porous soil with great drainage, plenty of filtered to bright light with ample airflow, and thorough watering only when the soil is completely dry. As these succulents can be prone to etiolating, or stretching, when kept in too dim of an environment, plenty of bright light will yield the best chance for your plant to continue strong, healthy growth and to produce offsets.

Hardy to zone 9a, this plant’s fleshy leaves should be protected from frost in colder months. The leaves are also coated in a layer of farina, which protects them from the sun’s rays while also lending a delicate, pearly glow to the plant, and should be handled with care so as not to damage this coating with the oils from our hands.