Echeveria setosa anyone?

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CritterMama
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Echeveria setosa anyone?

Post by CritterMama » 24 Apr 2021, 16:23

Hi everyone,

Because one of our critters is a Bearded Dragon, I have accumulated quite a few houseplants from the Crassulaceae (stonecrop) Family including Crassula ovata (jade plant), some varieties of sedum, and a bunch of Echeveria. Turns out this guy is way too rough on these poor plants and I had to take them out of his enclosure! But I digress. :D

With regard to the Echeveria, the Tortoise Table database lists "Echeveria (Hens and Chicks)" as Safe to Feed (but do watch out for the runs! :| ) Under the Latin Name, it says "Echeveria spp." which I read as "all species of Echeveria are Safe to Feed". Is that correct?

I have an Echeveria setosa that is going gangbusters right now. I'd like to start some new plants off of it, but I don't find this specific species listed. I want to make sure it's safe to put in the enclosure (Safe to Feed an added bonus!) Many thanks for your help.
Critter Mama

One Husband, one Bearded Dragon, one Panther Chameleon, one Labrador Retriever. Next up? One Hermann's Tortoise!

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Nina
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Re: Echeveria setosa anyone?

Post by Nina » 24 Apr 2021, 19:29

Yes, you're right in thinking that the spp. means that the advice in the entry refers to all species of that genus, so Echeveria setosa should be fine to feed. And yes, large amounts of any succulent can result in the runs, but in reasonable amounts it should be fine. Bon appetit!

Nina

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