Echeveria ‘Lola’ is a hybrid succulent created by crossing Echeveria lilacina and Echeveria derenbergii. It was first cultivated by famed hybridizer Dick Wright and named after his wife, Lola. This attractive plant is prized for its unique coloration, which ranges from light lavender to pale green, and its elegant rosette shape.
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1. General Information & Taxonomy
|Scientific name:||Echeveria ‘Lola’|
|Common names:||Lola Succulent, Echeveria Lola|
|Native to:||Not found in the wild, as it is a hybrid cultivar|
|Aesthetic uses:||Ideal for container gardens, rock gardens, and as a decorative houseplant|
|Toxicity:||Non-toxic to humans and pets|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature size:||Up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter|
|Hardiness:||USDA zones 9-11|
2. Appearances And Flowering
- Leaves: Thick, fleshy, and spoon-shaped, ranging from light lavender to pale green with a powdery coating called farina
- Stem: Short, stout, and covered with older leaves
- Flowers: Bell-shaped, pink to coral flowers on tall, slender stalks that emerge in late winter or early spring
3. Echeveria ‘Lola‘ Care & Growing Requirements
» Watering: Water deeply and infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
» Light: Provide bright, indirect light or partial sun for optimal growth. Direct sunlight may cause leaf scorching.
» Soil & Potting Mix: Use a well-draining soil mix, such as a cactus or succulent mix, and ensure that the pot has drainage holes.
» Temperature & Humidity: Echeveria ‘Lola prefers temperatures between 50-80°F (10-27°C) and low humidity. Protect from frost and extreme temperatures.
» Fertilizer: Apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season, every 4-6 weeks.
4. How To Propagate Echeveria ‘Lola’
Propagate Echeveria ‘Lola’ through leaf cuttings, offsets, or seeds. For leaf cuttings, gently twist off a healthy leaf, allow it to callous over for a few days, and then place it on well-draining soil. Offsets can be removed from the mother plant and replanted directly into a new pot.
Echeveria ‘Lola’ is an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners looking to add a touch of beauty to their indoor or outdoor spaces. With proper care, this stunning succulent will reward you with its unique appearance and delicate flowers for years to come.