One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A succulent plant with rosettes of fleshy colourful leaves, native to warm regions of America and popular as pot plants.
Genus Echeveria, family Crassulaceae: numerous species and cultivars
- ‘This chocolate coloured echeveria lives in a pot on the house decking.’
- ‘Echeverias are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes.’
Modern Latin, named after Anastasio Echeveri or Echeverría, 19th-century Mexican botanical illustrator.
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