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Mexican Firecracker (Echeveria setosa)


Mexican Firecracker

Echeveria setosa

  • Other common names include Firecracker Plant, Hens and Chicks
  • Durable evergreen succulent perennial
  • Rosettes of colorful, fleshy, fuzzy leaves
  • Attractive red and yellow flowers bloom in spring and early summer
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Easy care plant

This Mexican Firecracker can make your landscape pop with color, especially when the dramatic red and yellow flowers appear, rising above the velvety, fuzzy gray-green foliage in spring and early summer! Native to Mexico, Echeveria setosa (botanical name) offers dramatic foliage color, so we like to plant them as the perfect addition to a rock garden. We also like to grow them in pots, where they can be placed on a sunny patio or deck. Like all succulents, these are also an excellent choice for any low-water use landscape. Echeveria flowers attract hummingbirds too, so get your binoculars and camera ready!

These evergreen succulents like to grow in a spot with partial to full sun exposure. Waterwise, Echeveria setosa is also drought tolerant once established, with little to moderate water needs. Anyone that is looking for an easy to grow plant that looks good all year long will want to own this Mexican Firecracker. No green thumb needed, so pick up a few of these for your succulent garden today!

Looking to give someone a nice gift? Echeveria setosa is also a great gift plant that can bring years of enjoyment!

Mexican Firecracker plants are beautiful and compact so that they can fit in any size yard. Besides being perfect for rock gardens, they are also recommended for border edging and general use. Visit any of our Moon Valley Nurseries locations, and we will be glad to help you handpick the perfect succulents and other plants that are ideal for your landscape. Revamp your yard today and reap the rewards that a beautiful landscape offers!


Attracts Hummingbirds

Easy to grow