Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ (Afterglow)
Note: The blue-toned picture above had no photo filter applied to it. It just glows blueish-periwinkle at twilight. Maybe that’s why it’s called ‘Afterglow’?
Common Name: There is no common name for this Echeveria cultivar.
Note: Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a cultivated hybrid between Echeveria cante and Echeveria shaviana.¹
Native To: Nursery-produced cultivar (origin species from Mexico).
- Appearance: Thin and flaccid translucent pinkish-lavender wide leaves with exceptional vibrancy. Has darker pink leaf margins. This is a short succulent, not growing taller than 16″.
- Flowering: Deep orange-red flowers can emerge from below lower leaves.
- Hardiness: Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F.
Care Requirements: Likes full sun. Allow to dry out between waterings. Most Echeverias are sun-loving, heat-loving succulents. If you grow it in full sun during the summer, make sure to water every 3 weeks or so.
Propagation: Air propagating individual leaves is my preferred method. Check out this post here for tips.
Toxicity: Echeverias are not found to be toxic to pets. Check out my Pet Safety Guide for more information.
Xylem Rising’s Observations: Great compliment to assorted succulent planters! What a unique color! Make sure to pull off any dead leaves at the bottom of the plant. Echeverias are susceptible to mealybugs, and wet rotting leaves are a perfect environment to welcome in pests.
If you do have mealybugs, check out this video tutorial I made on how to get rid of them:
Check out these color differences from growing it in different levels of light:
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