Echeveria Imbricata (Blue Rose Echeveria) Profile

Written by Iris

Nov 03 2021

Echeveria Imbricata (Blue Rose Echeveria) Profile
Echeveria Imbricata is a densely clustered species. Thin gray-green leaves of Echeveria imbricata are tightly packed with a pointed tip and orange edges. Orange-red and yellow flowers develop on loose stems in spring. Echeveria imbricata is one of the most popular and widely planted e Cheverias in potted and rock gardens.

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Echeveria Imbricata Info

 Botanical Name Echeveria imbricata
Common Name  Blue Rose Echeveria
Plant Type  Succulent 
Mature Size  6 inches tall, 7 inches wide 
Sun Exposure  Full to partial sun
Soil Type  Sandy, well-draining
Soil pH  Acidic 
Bloom Time  Winter, spring 

Echeveria Imbricata Native Habits

“Blue Rose” is popular among succulent lovers, and is one of the most common Echeverias you can find. It is one of the oldest Echeveria hybrids that is documented, being a combination of Echeveria glauca and Echeveria metallica.
As “Blue Rose” grows, the older leaves towards the bottom of the stem dry up, with healthy, newer leaves forming at the top. The leaves are covered by a powder, protecting the succulent from sun damage.

Echeveria Imbricata Distribution

Echeveria imbricata ‘Blue Rose’ is known to be a hybrid that comes from crossing echeveria secunda with Echeveria Gibbiflora ‘Metallica’
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How to Grow & Care for Echeveria Imbricata

How to Grow Echeveria Imbricata

  • With Seeds
A feasible way to propagate this echeveria is by collecting seeds from the flowers after it blooms. After the plant blooms, the flowers close up again. That's when they hold tiny seeds in their pods. These seeds can be harvested when dry and planted. The seeds will sprout and new plants will develop.
  • With Stem Cuttings
Echeveria produces small suckers at the base of stems, and these can be replanted and take root easily.
Carefully detach a small rosette from the stem.
Then, fill a small nursery pot with adequate substrate (soil mix, sand and compost).
Mark a hole with your fingers.
Delicately place the rosette.
Finally, press the soil down around the buried stem of the small rosette.
Steps for Echeveria Imbricata Propagation with Leaves
Carefully remove a few leaves, close to the stem. Place them in a dish on top of a layer of soil, and water lightly every few days. As soon as they start sprouting shoots, they can be planted in a pot of soil.
  • With Offsets
Echeveria Imbricata ‘Blue Rose’ propagates from the offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you should wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
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How to Care for Echeveria Imbricata

  • Light
The blue rose echeveria needs a lot of direct sunlight. It should be planted in a spot that gets full sun to partial shade. It needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
  • Soil
When planting the Blue Rose Echeveria, it is crucial that the soil has excellent drainage. One of the biggest enemies of succulents is excessive water. The container should have good drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Water
Blue rose echeveria is well adapted to all parts of the Inland Empire in sunny exposures with normal winter rains and low amounts of summer irrigation. The chart shown below provides a recommended baseline guide to the monthly irrigation schedule and volume of supplemental water needed to maintain healthy growth throughout the average year.
  • Temperature and Humidity
Ideal daytime temps are in the 70s F; nighttime, 40-60 F. They can't handle soil temps above 100 F or below 32 F. They like to cool off at night, adding that similar day and night temps are one reason echeverias don't do well in Florida and Hawaii (that, and high humidity).
  • Fertilizer
If you use bagged soil, don't fertilize the first year. Feed when the plants are actively growing, but not in autumn in order to heighten color. Don't fertilize when they’re really pretty, and don't use anything that's more than 5% nitrogen, or the plants will grow awkward. Use 5-2-2 or 10-5-5 half-strength. Quit in November and don't feed again until February.
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Echeveria Imbricata Common Pests/Diseases

The Echeveria imbricata blue rose succulent is considered a disease-free plant and doesn't have any major disease issues. However, it's still important to watch for the usual pests, including aphids and mealybugs.
Treat aphids and mealybugs with insecticides like neem oil. Spraying the Echeveria with cold water to remove the aphids isn't recommended. The water may collect inside the rosettes and lead to overwatering.

Echeveria Imbricata Companion Plants

The echeveria imbricata is the perfect addition to any rock garden or a succulent garden. Good companion plants are the followings:
entury Plant (Agave)
Ice Plant (Delosperma)
Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

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