Echeveria nodulosa (Baker) Otto is the correct and accepted name for this species of Echeveria. It was named and described as such by Christoph Friedrich Otto in Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung in 1873. It was first named Cotyledon nodulosa by John Gilbert Baker in Refugium Botanicum in 1869.
Plants of the World Online and The International Plant Names Index list the scientific name as Echeveria nodulosa (Baker) Ed.Otto and lists the author’s name as Carlos Frederico Eduardo Otto.
The Echeveria nodulosa is native to central and southwest Mexico.
I bought my Echeveria nodulosa from Mast’s Greenhouse in the spring of 2016. It was really neat and I never had an Echeveria quite like this one. I was doing some experimenting with succulents in one of my beds, so I put this Echeveria in the ground, pot and all, in the bed behind the foundation of my grandparent’s old house. This may have been OK except for one thing… The Marigold ‘Brocade’ decided to take over while I got busy with other things. I basically forgot about the two Echeveria I had put in the bed and when I remembered, the bugs had all but destroyed them. You would think the smell of the Marigolds would have deterred the bugs. Anyway, I took the pots up and put them on the plant tables with the other succulents. When cooler temps came, I took the potted plants inside. Unfortunately, my Echeveria nodulosa never fully recovered and didn’t make it through the winter.
Origin: Central and southwest Mexico
Zones: USDA zones 9b-11b (25-50° F)
Size: 12-24” tall x 24-36” wide
Light: Sun to part shade
Water: Average during growing period, sparse in winter
Propagation: Leaf and stem cuttings
Hopefully, someday I will find another Echeveria nodulosa to bring home and try again. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Even though I couldn’t offer much experience about this plant, please click on the “like” below if you visited this page. You can click on the following links for further information.