Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ – The Bluish-White Beauty of Your Succulent Collection

If you’re looking for a unique addition to your succulent collection, then Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is the perfect choice for you. This cultivar, created by Frank Reinelt, is a hybrid of Echeveria colorata and Echeveria desmetiana, and it is known for its large silvery blue rosette that gets bright pink margins in fall and winter.

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The Physical Characteristics of Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’

Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ forms large rosettes of leaves that are bluish-white in color and have a powdery coating. The leaves are thick and fleshy, and can grow up to 10 inches in diameter. The leaves are an adaptation to full sun, and the powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax) also gives Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ a soft, pruinose appearance. The plant produces orange, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the late spring or early summer. The leaves slowly elongate with age.

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How to Cultivate and Care for Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’

Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is relatively easy to grow and care for. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. When it comes to watering, it should be done when the soil is dry to the touch and avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot. Propagation of Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ can be done by removing offsets that appear around the base of the plant, or by leaf cuttings. If you let the offsets cluster, Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ will stay smaller.

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Why Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is a must-have for your collection

Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is a unique and beautiful plant that will make a great addition to any succulent collection or garden. Its striking blue-gray leaves and bright pink margins in fall and winter make it stand out from other succulent plants. Additionally, the thick powdery coating of farina on the leaves gives it a special appearance. 

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Overall, Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is a great choice for succulent enthusiasts who want to add a unique and beautiful plant to their collection. Its easy care and striking appearance make Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ a must-have for any succulent lover. So, let’s add some bluish-white beauty to your collection today!


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About Echeveria 'Blue Bird'

Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ is a succulent cultivar created by Frank Reinelt and is thought to be the hybrid of E. colorata and E. desmetiana. 

In the winter, Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ has the most stunning pink/red tips. The leaves are pretty chunky and get longer at the bottom with age. It is covered in a thick layer of powdery farina which protects it from the sun. Be very careful handling it so you don’t make fingerprints!

I have found that this cultivar needs (and can handle) more light than others and will stretch if in low light conditions. So, if you are growing  Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’ indoors in a container, be sure to put it in the sunniest window or use a supplemental grow light. 

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Echeveria: The Beautiful Succulent for Every Garden

Echeveria is a stunning succulent that has been gaining popularity in recent years for its unique and beautiful foliage. These plants are native to Mexico and Central America and are known for their rosette shape and colorful leaves. They are a great addition to any garden or landscape and can even be grown indoors. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of Echeveria, their care and maintenance, and how to incorporate them into your garden design.


Care and Maintenance

Echeveria is a relatively low maintenance plant, making it a great option for both experienced and novice gardeners. Here are a few things to keep in mind when caring for your Echeveria:

Light and Temperature

Echeveria prefers bright, indirect sunlight. They can tolerate some shade, but too much will cause the colors to fade. These plants prefer temperatures between 60-80°F (15-26°C) and should be protected from frost.

Watering and Soil

Echeveria should be watered deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely before watering again. These plants prefer well-draining soil and should be planted in a pot with drainage holes.

Propagation and Potting

Echeveria can be propagated easily from leaves or offsets. Simply remove a healthy leaf from the base of the plant and allow it to callus over for a few days before planting. Be sure to use a well-draining soil mix when potting Echeveria.

Common Problems and Solutions

One of the most common problems with Echeveria is over-watering, which can lead to root rot. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. If you notice yellowing or wilting leaves, it is likely a sign of under-watering. Echeveria is also susceptible to mealybugs, which can be controlled with a solution of water and dish soap.

Design and Decorating with Echeveria

Echeveria is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in your garden. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use Echeveria in rock gardens or as ground cover.
  • Combine Echeveria with other succulents for a stunning display.
  • Incorporate Echeveria into your patio or deck decor.
  • Use Echeveria in mixed container gardens.

Climate Zones

Echeveria is hardy in zones 9-11, which means it can survive in areas where the temperatures are relatively warm all year round. In colder zones, they can be grown as indoor plants or in containers that can be brought inside during the winter.


Echeveria is a beautiful and unique succulent that can add a touch of color and elegance to any garden or landscape. With its low maintenance requirements and wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, there is a Echeveria for every taste. By following the care and maintenance tips outlined in this blog post, you can ensure your Echeveria thrives for years to come.

Additional Resources

  • For more information on Echeveria and other succulent varieties, check out the website of the International Succulent Introductions (ISI) which is an organization that promotes the cultivation, preservation, and study of succulent plants.
  • The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) is another great resource for information on Echeveria and other succulents.

We hope this blog post has inspired you to add Echeveria to your garden or landscaping. Share your experiences and photos with us, we would love to see how you incorporate this beautiful plant into your own garden!

General Guide to Echeveria Care

These beauties are one of the most popular succulents for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. There are hundreds of echeveria species, hybrids and cultivars which makes them a fun succulent to collect. Their origin is mostly from Mexico and the rest from Central America, South America and the United States.

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