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Echeveria 'Orion' has slightly elongated leaves taper towards the center of the rosette and feature shades of lavender and olive green, accentuated by a thick coating of powdery farina. In bright light conditions, the margins of each leaf will blush pink, adding yet another layer of contrast to the thick, fleshy leaves of ‘Orion.’ With a wide, low growth habit, this variety can reach up to 6 inches in diameter, and makes an exceptional ‘filler’ component within any succulent arrangement, where it contrasts especially well with darker colored companion plants.
Bright conditions are essential in encouraging ‘Orion’ to display its richest coloration, as well as to maintain its compact rosette shape – in dimmer conditions, the plant may appear more green and the rosettes may being to elongate in a process known as etiolating. To avoid issues with rot, be sure to provide ‘Orion’ with porous soil within a well-draining pot and water thoroughly but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry completely in between. Further, take care not to pour water into the rosette, instead watering the soil surface directly.
Hardy only to Zone 10, ‘Orion’s thick leaves require protection from frost – and as the weather warms in the summer, stalks of pink blooms will emerge above the rosettes, adding yet another layer of color!
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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