Echeveria are rosette succulents native to Mexico and Central America commonly known as Hens and Chicks because of their prolific ability to produce baby plants around the parent. There are more than 150 varieties of Echeveria but many more hybrids and cultivars.

Echeverias have fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves with a pointy end and smooth edges that grow in an architectural circular rosette around a central stem. The leaves may be smooth or have a slightly fuzzy or waxy texture in a variety of colors, including grey, blue-grey, green and tinges of pink and purple. They are also variegated species or some with reddish leaves or edges.

Echeveria have bell-shaped flowers that bloom from stems that emerge between leaves.