Echeveria derenbergii, native to Oaxaca, Mexico, forms small rosettes with fleshy, light silvery blue leaves with pink tips. Freely offsetting to form clusters quickly. Known as the “Painted Lady”. Forms short arching racemes of golden-yellow flowers with orange tips. Great for windowsill or dish garden culture. It is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent “stretching” of Echeverias (“stretching” occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.