Echeveria elegans – succulent evergreen perennial with tight rosettes of pale green-blue fleshy leaves

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Echeveria elegans - succulent evergreen perennial with tight rosettes of pale green-blue fleshy leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant Even the best gardeners may find a succulent plant just suddenly dies on them. While this is certainly upsetting, in some cases it is completely natural and occurred through no lack of attention. The plant might be monocarpic. What are monocarpic succulents? Read on for some monocarpic succulent information so you can feel better about the demise of the plant and the promise it left behind. What Does Monocarpic Mean? Many plants in the succulent family and others are monocarpic. What does monocarpic mean? That means they flower once and then die. While this may seem a shame, it is a natural strategy the plant uses to produce progeny. Not only succulents are monocarpic, but many other species in different families. The notion that monocarpic means single flowering is all in the word. ‘Mono’ means once and ‘caprice’ means fruit. Therefore, once the single flower has

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