Echeveria lilacina, common name ghost echeveria or Mexican hens and chicks, is a species of succulent plants in the genus Echeveria belonging to the family Crassulaceae. It has perfectly symmetrical, flat rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves.
Echeveria lilacina also known as the ghost Echeveria hails from Nuevo Leon in the northern part of Mexico. The plant is also a native Texan. Its botanical name, Echeveria lilacina comes from the fact that its dusty leaves carry a lilac hue. This a slow-growing plant seldom attains a height greater than 6″ inches. In ideal settings, the plant may grow to 8″-10″ inches tall with a and spread of up to one foot. The spoon-shaped, fleshy leaves are an attractive shade of silvery gray that takes on a more lilac hue during the cooler months of autumn. More sun will also deepen the lavender/purplish color. The plant produces fragrant, coral or pale pink flowers at the end of short, arching, reddish stems.