Echeverias are succulents that form neat rosettes of overlapping leaves in shades of green, blue-grey, burgundy or silver, with many having interesting two-toned or attractive wavy leaves. Echeverias are sometimes known as ‘hens and chicks’, due to the delightful way that small plants will develop around the mother plant. These can be easily separated, making it simple to grow your echeveria collection. Echeverias will also produce yellow, red or orange flowers on tall stems, held high above the plant. Most echeverias grow to around 15 cm tall and wide and make fantastic potted plants, either one variety en masse or a range of different varieties grown together in the one pot. When growing succulents in pots, a free draining potting mix, together with a well-drained pot, is essential. Yates Specialty Potting Mix Cacti & Succulents is a coarse, free-draining sandy mix that’s ideal for succulents. It contains a biostimulant for plant and root health and controlled release fertiliser to feed succulents for up to 6 months.