Often overlooked, these Mexican succulent rosette plants are among the best landscape and potted plants in the family Crassulaceae. And their hybrids with Echeveria are even better.
In the Crassula family (Crassulaceae) there are a lot of plants that mimic other plants leading to endless confusion by gardeners, growers and even botanical gardens.Echeverias are one of the most popular and beautiful pot and landscape plants in this family (see article on Echeverias.) But often overlooked, forgotten, or simply confused with Echeverias are two other genera of plants that look a lot like them: the Graptopetalums and the Pachyphytums. Not only do these at least somewhat resemble Echeverias, they hybridize with Echeverias quite easily, and some of these hybrids are among the most popular succulents in cultivation
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