An attractive succulent with a rosette of almost triangular shaped leaves that make it look a bit like a miniature Agave. The pale, fleshy, evergreen leaves often develop red edges or red tips. Tall stems up to 30cm in height appear above the foliage in late spring to summer bearing red lantern shaped flowers with yellow tips. A mature rosette can reach about 20cm in diameter. Like many echeveria it is quite cold tolerant surviving temps down to -6 centigrade but it will not tolerate cold and wet combined. Too much moisture in the compost during the winter will cause the roots to rot off completely so best to plant in a pot with a well drained, gritty compost and either cover or turn the pot on it’s side for the colder months to keep the compost dry. Ideally suited for growing in crevices in walls where the roots will be protected from excess winter wet.