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  x Sedeveria sp. forma cristata
(Hybrid: Sedum x Echeveria)
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x Sedeveria sp. forma  cristata
This is a rather unusual crested form with multi branched bonsai like stems.
 

Description: The Sedeverias are intergeneric hybrids made from a cross between a Sedum sp. and an Echeveria sp. The crested form here described is of unknown parentage. It is a branching succulent which produces many nice crested stems from the base and seems to to change in and out of its crested mode during the years. Width: 30-40 cm. It slowly grows into an undulating moundA true oddity!
Stems and rosettes: The fasciated rosettes stand up on pale green to pinkish stalks up to 30 cm tall. Young stem with leaves on the top, no leaves on the old basal part of stems.
Leaves: (1-)18 2(-28) cm, obovate-cuneate with mucro, entire, not ciliate on the margin and the keel, waxy, tender green, margin becoming bronze-red in the sun.

NOTE: The new genus Sedeveria was made necessary to name a number of recent  bigeneric crosses, of which one is  an Echeveria sp. (often E. Derenbergii) as one parent with one of the several species of Sedum (especially Mexican species) The several hybrids are usually intermediate between the two parents, even if the traits of the genus Sedum often appear to be dominant. Many of this hybrids are commonly found in the trade but not usually named.
 

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Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)

Scientific name:  x Sedeveria  sp. forma cristata

OriginGarden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Parentage: Unknown: Sedum sp. x Echeveris sp.

Conservation status:  Hybrid cultivar, not endangered.

 



 

 

 

 

Cultivation: Sedeveria will grow almost all the year, only resting a bit during the hottest part of summer. This easy species is suited for pot culture and prefers light shade. It needs moderate water in summer, keep dry in winter Fairly prone to stem root  rot; do not let water sit on the rosette crown. Happy in just about any soil type, as long as adequate drainage is provided. However pot-grown specimens appreciate rich soil. This plant has proven hardy at about -2 degrees C but likely is hardier.  Thrives indoors as a houseplant, too!  Watch out for snails!!  They love this plant.

Reproduction: It can be propagated from cuttings or from leaf-cuttings (leaves detach spontaneously at the minimal touch and start soon rooting, but most of the plant that develops from leaves are not crested)

 

 


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