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Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by Stevium » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 pm

Hello all,

My Echeveria agavoides is beginning to flower extremely early, well before my watering routine starts up again around March. Should I provide water to the plant now if it's already flowering, or wait until March as planned?

Additionally, why might it be flowering at this time of year? It's in a SW window in our living room, which sits between 16 and 21 degrees at different times of the day. None of my other plants in the same locale are flowering.
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Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by brianc » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:11 am

Hi Strvium
It is not too early for Echeverias to flower? I have E.Lauii flowering all winter,E. Agavoides has just
started to flower, i have a quite rare E. Phylis Collis that has flowered allwinter .
Several growers in my area tell me their plants are the same.
As for watering i would start at any time, i water my Echeverias lightly all winter.
I heat my Green house to about 40 degrees.
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Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by Stevium » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:16 pm

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your help. I was under the impression that springtime was the correct season for Echeveria flowers - is that not right?

40 degrees? Do they need such high temperatures?
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Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by Aiko » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:26 pm

Mine usually starts flowering in late winter too. And continues to grow a stalk very slowly. Usually is not in bloom before it is back in the greenhouse again. Its winters it spends in an unheated dark room until late March.
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Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by aloedanielo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:13 pm

Stevium - I'm guessing he meant 40 degrees F which is roughly 4 degrees C :wink:

The flowering could possibly be triggered by the high room temperature? I don't think your temps go low enough to encourage dormancy in your echeverias although light does play a part too. That fact that it is flowering definitely suggests its not dormant.

How do the leaves look? Does it look thirsty? At the moment my e. agovoides has slightly soft leaves as it uses up its water supply but they're not wrinkly yet. Photos would help massively :D
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Re: Echeveria agavoides flowering

Post by Diane » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:58 pm

It's quite normal for E. agavoides to start showing a flower stem at this time of year, mine is showing the start of a flower, but due to the cool temp in the greenhouse, it will take a few months to develop, and I wouldn't expect to see the flowers until about March/April. As you are keeping yours in a warmer environment in the house, that has probably triggered it into growth, and maybe would benefit from very light watering.
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