Echeveria 'Pinwheel'


The small, 3-inch rosettes of Echeveria 'Pinwheel' feature elongated, tapered leaves with a single soft spine at the tip, which will flush to bright magenta with ample sun exposure. The rest of the leaves are a dusty blue-gray, given an almost ethereal look thanks to a thick coating of powdery farina. Take care when handling ‘Pinwheel,’ as this coating can be easily marred by the oils within your fingerprints! Known for its tendency to rapidly and readily produce offsets, this variety makes an excellent groundcover within temperate rock gardens, or a contrasting addition to container plantings in chillier climates.

While ‘Pinwheel’ can tolerate some degree of shade, the tips will not blush to pink in the absence of plenty of bright sunlight! Furthermore, the plant is most likely to flower in sunnier conditions, sending up tall inflorescences of red and yellow blooms during the height of the summer growing season.

In addition to its light requirements, infrequent but thorough watering will best replicate ‘Pinwheel’s native environment – and porous soil, a pot with ample drainage, and ample airflow will take it the rest of the way! During the winter months, be sure to protect the leaves from frost, as it can cause permanent disfiguration to the rosettes.

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