ech·​e·​ve·​ria ˌe-chə-və-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce echeveria (audio)
: 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

Examples of echeveria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, aeonium and echeveria contrast with the strappy textures of Cordyline australis. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Jan. 2024 The potting mix works for most succulents and cacti, including jade, echeveria, Christmas cactus, and more. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Jan. 2024 The event will include displays of many rare and unusual succulents, including aloe, echeveria, euphorbia, agave, opuntia, pachypodium and ferocactus. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2023 This is an echeveria, but there are hundreds of varieties of them. oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2021 Between bright red lipstick echeverias to spiky zebra plants to adorable rabbit succulents, there are plenty of options to choose from. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 26 Mar. 2020 Even love couldn't sustain the tiny echeveria given by my boyfriend that shriveled up into a sorry-looking mess. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 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,, 21 Sep. 2017 After summer, the echeveria, for example, will need watering only every two weeks. Ramp up the misting. Katy Schneider, The Cut, 17 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of echeveria was in 1883

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“Echeveria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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