If given a very bright position this is one of the darkest Echeveria with the low growing, symmetrical rosette of succulent leaves turning almost black in full sun. Low light and winter light levels tend to make the plant revert back to a purple green colour. Don't worry, as daylight levels increase so does the colour intensity.
Not the hardiest Echeveria but we have had it survive down to -3 centigrade if the compost is very well drained and kept almost dry during the colder months. Wet compost is not the only problem with over-wintering outside, water collecting and freezing in the rosettes can cause serious problems with rot so either move under a covered area to protect from the rain, cover with a well ventilated cloche or sometimes just turning the pot on it's side for the colder months may be enough.
Ideal for patio planting in pots and baskets during the summer where it pretty much looks after itself. Tall stems of coral red flowers appear in late summer and look striking against the darker foliage. Spread per rosette approx 15cm.