Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is a hybrid succulent plant that is known for its striking leaf coloration. The leaves are typically shades of pink, red, orange, and yellow, which gives the plant its common name “Chroma Echeveria”. The plant belongs to the Echeveria genus, which is a part of the Crassulaceae family. The Echeveria genus is commonly known as the hen and chicks, and they are known for the rosette shape of their leaves.
One of the most striking features of Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is its rosette-forming leaves. The leaves grow in a circular pattern, radiating out from the center of the plant. They are thick and fleshy, and can be up to 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. The plant can grow up to 8 inches wide, but it generally stays compact, making it a great option for small spaces or indoor gardens.
Another unique feature of Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is its leaf coloration. The colors can change depending on the amount of light it receives. In bright, indirect light, the colors will appear more vibrant, but in low light conditions, the colors may fade. In addition to its colorful leaves, Echeveria ‘Chroma’ also produces small, bell-shaped flowers on tall stalks in the summertime. The color of the flowers is often orange or yellow, but can vary depending on the parent species of the hybrid.
Care and Maintenance
When it comes to care and maintenance, Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is a low-maintenance plant that is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Echeveria ‘Chroma’ prefers well-drained soil and a cactus or succulent potting mix is a good choice. The plant can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, but prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely between watering and avoid over watering as it’s the most common reason for Echeveria to die.
Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is not frost tolerant, so it should be brought indoors or protected in some way if you live in an area with frost or freezing temperatures. Echeveria ‘Chroma’ can be prone to mealybugs and spider mites, so regular inspection and treatment is recommended. They can be treated with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.
Propagation can be done through leaf cuttings or offsets, which are small plantlets that form around the base of the mature plant. Simply remove the offsets from the parent plant and plant them in their own pot or area of the garden.
Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is a vibrant and low-maintenance succulent that is perfect for adding color and texture to your succulent collection. It’s well suited for both indoor and outdoor cultivation and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions.
With proper care, Echeveria ‘Chroma’ can thrive and provide a beautiful addition to any succulent or cacti collection. Its unique leaf coloration makes it a great option for indoor and outdoor decoration, adding a unique touch of color and texture to any space. It’s a great succulent to consider for those looking for a low maintenance plant with a lot of visual impact.
Echeveria ‘Chroma’ Quick Info
Hardy to USDA Zone: 9b
- Size: Up to 8″ wide rosettes
- Foliage: Brown/Purple/Green/Apricot/Pink
- Flower: Yellow
Propagation: Stem cuttings, leaves, seed, offsets
Light: Full sun, bright shade
Water: Drench & Dry
Soil: Gritty, mostly inorganic, quickly draining
About Echeveria ‘Chroma’
Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is an incredibly cool cultivar by Renee O’Connell of Altman Plants. It takes on an almost tie-dye look with its warm peachy/pink variegation. Its golden flowers on tall, arching inflorescences will attract pollinators, like hummingbirds and bees, to your garden.