My wax echeveria just bloomed for the first time, so I thought I would share it with you.


I have seen this plant referred to as echeveria wax, lipstick, agavoides, and ebony, so take your choice. I learned the hard way that it is prone to sunburning, so be aware and give it some protection from full afternoon hot sun.


The plant is nice and fleshy and probably more impressive than its blooms, since they are of the smaller variety, but it is still a nice specimen for your collection. The coloration on the tips of the leaves is nice, and the blooms are colorful and dainty, so I recommend it. I don’t treat it as cold-hardy here and bring it in for the winter.