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Echeveria 'Cante' is absolutely otherworldly in its beauty, with upright, lotus-shaped rosettes of baby blue leaves edged in shades of lavender and a fine line of pink around the margins. The often-solitary rosettes can each reach up to 16 inches in diameter, making for an incredible statement plant either on its own or within succulent arrangements. A thick coating of white, powdery farina makes ‘Cante’ appear to be glowing – though take care when handling the leaves, as fingerprints can easily mar this layer, which serves the functional purpose of protecting the plant from sunburn.
This Mexican native prefers full sun, both to retain its lovely coloration as well as to avoid etiolation of the rosettes. Beyond this, care is simple for this rare variety – a porous soil mixture, a well draining pot, and ample airflow are the key environmental needs, while thorough but infrequent watering will stave off issues such as rot. Furthermore, be sure to never pour water directly into the rosettes, where it can become trapped and lead to dampness, instead watering the soil surface directly.
During the winter months, take care to protect ‘Cante’s thin but fleshy leaves from frost. As the temperatures rise in the spring, tall inflorescences of yellowy orange blooms will rise above the rosettes, adding yet another layer of soft color to this variety’s already unique appeal.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
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