Echeveria ‘Fantastic Fountain’ is an unusual succulent with down swept or cascading foliage. This is a rare plant that forms a neat founded plant to around 20 cm in height (8 inches) when mature.
Foliage is best described as a blue green, and slightly recurved. This cultivar was developed in Taiwan, a little more difficult to propagate than most, however also one of the more outstanding forms available.
Growth and Care
This is a select cultivar and it does require a little more care than some other varieties.
Good drainage is essential to prevent fungal problems. As the foliage forms a dense cover, right down the stem, it is best to top dress the growing medium with a layer of small pebbles or coarse grit. This helps ensure that the foliage is never sitting on moist soil.
Good air circulation is also important. Equally important is protection from hot direct sun as it is more prone to leaf burn than most. Choose a position where it gets good morning sun and filtered afternoon light.
Like most Echeveria ‘Fantastic Fountain’ will produce offsets or ‘pups’. These are the easiest form of propagation and can be removed once they reach a good size.
It is also possible to propagate older plants as they get taller by removing the whole head, letting the stem callus over and replanting.
The old stem will usually reshoot and new plants can be propagated from these new shoots.
Another new cultivar worth waiting for is ‘Dark Vader’.
Echeveria ‘Fantastic Fountain’ is available for sale from the following nurseries and growers
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