Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Color, texture, line, pattern...it's simple (maybe convoluted?) but it's nice

This is an Echeveria, It looks like 'Blue Curls' but I didn't read the label. Echeverias are rosette-forming New World succulents in the Crassulaceae. A little etiolation (stretching for light) goes a long way to disfiguring these plants so unless you have a greenhouse, the best way to appreciate them is to let someone with a greenhouse grow them. Or grow them outside during the summer and accept the fact that they will not look like much in the winter. Bradley Evans, USNA hortriculturist grew this, I expect, to go into a succulent container.

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