Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty'


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'Frosty' (also known as Echeveria pulvinata var. frigida 'Nova') (Lau): A naturally occurring Echeveria form from Oaxaca, Mexico. It is also known as a White Chenille Plant because it has a silver, velvety coating to protect it from the intense sun of its rocky habitats.

For a larger, 3.5" pot of this variety look here.

Despite its name, 'Frosty' is a sun-loving plant and needs protection from freezing temperatures. It is wonderfully low-maintenance whether growing in-ground or in a pot, so long as it has great drainage and gets plenty of sunshine. It usually blooms in winter by sending up flower stalks that hang heavy with up to 20 orange, bell-shaped flowers.

The rosettes stay fairly small but the fuzzy stems beneath them will continue to branch and grow up to 9" long. Fortunately, 'Frosty' propagates easily from stem cuttings, so you can keep the plant compact by cutting the stem just below a rosette, leaving to dry 3-5 days, then planting the rosette on moist, well-draining soil to re-grow roots (more info).

Color - Primary

Grey / Silver

Color - Secondary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

Orange Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape



Blooms in Fall / Winter

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

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