The Master Gardener Likes Echeverias This Year


Echeverias are definitely the hot plant right now. We just shipped a few hundred to New Jersey, full retail. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. The Marin IJ tells you what to plant, and if I may give you a hint, they suggest echeverias.


(Photo provided by UC Davis Botanical Conservatory) Echeveria is a member of the Crassulaceae family, succulents that are one of the most practical, low-water use options, with highly varied, even stunning, choices for garden and container plantings.

Now you know. They also suggest other succulents, especially the crassulaceae family.

Meet the Crassulaceae family, succulents that are one of the most practical, low-water use options, with highly varied, even stunning, choices for garden and container plantings.

There are more than 190 species in the Crassula genus, crassus meaning “thick,” referring to the plump, water-storing leaves of this succulent…

Unlike invasive succulents like ice plant (Carpobrotus) and red apple (Aptenia cordifolio) which engulf Bay Area coastal hillsides, Crassula make better, “user-friendly” choices for your garden.

Heavens, that’s a lot of crassulaceaes.


    
    
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