Sturdy leaves that are greyish green, sometimes with a hint of pink, suitable for the tiniest of houses and not difficult in terms of care: Echeveria is a very lovable plant.
Colours and shapes
Echeveria is a succulent. An ideal companion for those who love greyish shades of green. There are also varieties with reddish or lilac leaves, with a smooth, hairy or downy surface. What all these Echeverias have in common is that the leaves are succulent and fleshy and grow in a rosette shape. And sometimes your plant will surprise you with long flower stems bearing yellow, orange, pink or red flowers.
Echeveria does not officially have any symbolic meaning. But in view of its tough nature, we think the plant represents persistence and strength. A nice gesture for someone who is strong or is going through a difficult period.
Your Echeveria's ancestors came from the Mexican desert, where plant expert Antansio Echeveria discovered the succulent in the 19th century. The plant survives heat and drought by storing water in its leaves, stems and roots. So the Echeveria in your home can also cope with some neglect.