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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
|Echeveria 'Etna is a spectacular hybrid Echeveria that forms rosettes to 12" in diameter with frosty bluish-violet leaves that have "caruncles" (interesting raised, textured "cameo-like areas on top surfaces of leaves). Hybridized by Denise Manley of Vista, California. Excellent for rock gardens or patio plantings. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent "stretching" of Echeverias ("stretching" occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Echeveria etna Named after the most active and violent volcano in all of europe. Sicily’s Mt. Etna has been active for over a million years and is still erupting today. The word ‘etna’ is derived from the phoenician word meaning “furnace”. They grow to 2’ plus, on a thick solitary stem. Regular beheading is encouraged. Plant in full sun, to part shade, in a well draining soil.
The photo on the right is a mature plant in an 8" pot. This echeveria etna was grown outdoors in 40-50 degree weather with rain and other elements. As you can see the Weather has made the color particularly deep and exciting.