Annie’s Annuals and Perennials

2. Blue Echeveria

The Blue Echeveria, Echeveria glauca, or Blue Mexican Hen and Chicks, is an easy to grow and showy succulent that is safe for children and pets. Unlike some succulents, which are almost as sharp as cacti spines, and others which have toxins, the Blue Mexican Hen and Chicks is a soft succulent with a beautiful blue color. It would really pop in orange and brown planters and would brighten up any shelf. Like many succulents, it can be easily propagated by rotting a leaf that is cut or falls off, making it a plant that can fill up your house over time or be turned into gifts for your friends. Well-drained soil and bright indirect light are a must!