Friday, February 1, 2008

GREEN GODDESS: Echeveria hybrid 'haageana'

I got some new succulents to add to my collection. Here's the first of them, commonly called a "Green Goddess." A beautiful, soft, fuzzy plant that reminds me of a tarantula when you look at it up close. I had to have it. Here's some of the details on it:

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Echeveria
Species Variety: Hybrid 'haageana'
Common Name: Green Goddess

Exposure: Bright Light
Height: Rosette
Bloom: Winter/Summer
Hardy to: 32 degrees
Water: When Dry

Here's what it says on the back: "Echeveria 'Haageana', considered to be a hybrid of Echeveria harmsii, forms frosty green rosettes that cluster quickly. Bell-shaped orange flowers loved by hummingbirds. Requires excellent drainage. Bright light for best appearnce. Water thorough when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost."

I really love it! Now I just have to find my Bear Paw succulent...the succulent addiction continues!


Julie said...

Oh hi! I found your blog and I too love succulents! This echeveria is really soft looking! I just planted an Echeveria "Tippy" in a tall jar for a terrarium-like look. It turned out pretty well, for a first try! Come visit my blog!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying it. It's funny, I didn't realize that others could search my blog, and view it, which I guess is pretty dense on my part. I love how your plant looks in the jar! I'll HAVE to try that. I've got some of those jars laying around. Also, I painted a terracotta pot last night. I need to seal it this morning. It's for my new plants. I'm no artist, but I love having some color on the pots at a cost I can afford!

Don said...

Hi- I just checked out your photo. I am not an expert, but I have this plant too, and I have it labelled as Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'. I also grow haageana, and it is much different- a water-lily type. This is all not too surprising- if you google either plant you will find photos that look completely different. Anyway, if you would like- I can send photos for you to compare.

Kelly said...

Wow, so there's a different name for the Green Goddess? I'm finding that many have more than one name, or often are mislabeled. Yes, I'd love to see your pics!