echeveria

noun
ech·e·ve·ria | \ ˌe-chə-və-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of echeveria 

: any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American succulent plants of the orpine family that have showy rosettes of often plushy basal leaves and axillary clusters of flowers with erect petals

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Even love couldn't sustain the tiny echeveria given by my boyfriend that shriveled up into a sorry-looking mess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Confession: Pothos Is the Only Houseplant I Can Actually Keep Alive Because It Refuses to Die," 22 June 2018 Other plants in the design include coastal rosemary, Caesalpinia pulcherrima (red bird of paradise), blue chalksticks, echeveria, aeonium ‘Kiwi’ and agave attenuata. Chris Ross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Spanish revival fixer-upper now rocks the neighborhood," 21 Sep. 2017 After summer, the echeveria, for example, will need watering only every two weeks. Ramp up the misting. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "A Cult Jeans Shop Returns, High-Design Humidifiers, and a New Vintage Boutique in the LES," 17 Sep. 2017 Water in the cool of morning and avoid getting water on the rosettes of echeverias and other flat or broad-leafed varieties. Leslie Crawford, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Propagating succulents? You can do it three ways," 8 Sep. 2017 For beginners, Allen recommends echeverias and sempervivums. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "Plucked from the gutter, cactus proves why you might want its kind in your garden," 19 May 2017 Her favorites are echeverias, aeoniums and kalanchoes. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "Catching a buzz from water-saving succulents on Gardens of Folsom tour," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of echeveria

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for echeveria

New Latin, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría flourished 1771 Mexican botanical illustrator

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