Echeveria Neon Breaker This patented hybrid is characterized by its intense, colorful leaves. Once planted, the leaves rosettes begin as a blue-green with faint pink at the tips. As the ‘Neon Breakers’ receive continuous full to partial sun, its colors transform into its own, vivid sunset. The blue-green reverts to a deep purple and a magenta, pink hue at the tips of its leaves.
In bloom, during late summer and early fall, its colors heighten and tend to become even more vivid. Purplish stems grow vertically while producing bright pink flowering buds. The variation in the color is fascinating in the fact that the change in color is so dramatic.
‘Neon Breakers’ offers a sense of uniqueness, because unlike its parents, Echeveria shaviana ‘Pink Frills,’ it is able to withstand far more diseases and doesn’t shut down seasonally, meaning that it will continue to grow regularly season after season. Its growth is both continuous and robust, especially when given the proper amount of sunlight. This difference between both parent and child is greatly shown in its color intensity. ‘Neon Breakers’ is brighter in color and variation than its parents.
This rosette-forming succulent has wavy, crinkled edges that are an unusual leaf texture, unlike other Echeveria. Its leaves are thinner compared to others, but it’s still considered a hardy plant. While these plants can start out small, its rosettes can grow to 8” or more in diameter. In this case, taking care of these beauties is simple. ‘Neon Breakers’ are forgiving in that fact that they have the capability to thrive with little water and dry, poor soil. These plants originate in a habitat that is higher in altitude with little soil. Many grow on rocky outcroppings without a problem, as long water drainage is quick and frequent. Proper drainage resists root rot.