Echeveria Prima Donna
One of the most sought after echeverias is the Prima Donna. Sometimes this is spelled Primadonna. It's Italian for the 'first lady' and usually refers to the lead in an opera or the prima ballerina is the lead ballerina at the ballet. Prima refers to star of the show and we feel that name is fitting for such an exquisite echeveria.
Prima Donna, as their name might imply, aren't really divas and aren't all that hard to care for. Their coloration, however, varies from plant to plant. The coloration on the plant pictured here is usually rich plum, a lot of Prima Donna will have ivory and streaks of green as well.
Prima Donna can get quite large. We have seen this species reach sizes of just under 6" across. They can form a very thick wooden stem with age and will sometimes branch off into doubles and triples.
Most of the Prima Donnas we source will be smaller, younger specimens. If you request this plant you can expect it to arrive measuring in at about 3" across. Bare root availability depends on the cultivating farm.
All photos are property of Cedar Creek Farmhouse and feature actual plants we have sold. Coloration of this cultivar may vary depending on time of year and the plants shown in our photos may be either cold stressed or UV stressed. If you wish to use our photos please send us a permission request.
How to Request an Echeveria Prima Donna
After submitting your request(s) please make sure that you have received an email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation email we did not receive your request.
When the plant arrives we will send you a link with a little video showing the actual specimen we have reserved for you. If you approve of the Prima Donna we have sourced, then you'll finalize your order and you'll pay at that time.
There is no obligation to purchase, this is not a presale, this is simply a request for us to get this plant in for you.
If you have any questions around the Request process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back with you right away.
The succulents we sell are very rare and availability on most of our plants is limited. This Request site updates daily with new inventory as our partner farms make more plants available.
If the plant you would like to request is not available-- don't worry! We'll definitely get it back in again, but we cannot take formal requests until our farms restock.
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Another thing to keep in mind with our requests is our pricing may be a little more than other sites because a lot of our farms have minimum order amounts and many times we will have to put in a minimum order at the farm to secure your request.
How Long Does the Request Process Take?
Once your plant arrives you will get an email with a link to view your plant and from there you can checkout if you are happy with what we have sourced. If we are unable to obtain a quality specimen we will email you by Day 30 and let you know if we need to cancel the request.
- USPS Priority Mail $10 (Flat rate, per box. Transit times are not guaranteed)
- UPS $14 (Flat rate, per box. Transit times will be 2-3 days.)
If you would like to use a Cedar Creek Farmhouse gift card you may use that when you complete your order (after approving your plant).
We also reserve the right to cancel requests from folks who abuse our Request platform (i.e. requesting numerous times, but never purchasing the specimens we source). We want you to find the perfect plant, but please remember we are a small business and we are doing our very best to match folks with their wish list plants. If the plant we source doesn't strike your fancy then you are under no obligation to make a purchase, but please be mindful that we do have to purchase these plants from our partner farms when you make your request. Just be respectful and only request what you intend to purchase.
If you are a new customer requesting a large number of plants we may email you to verify your requests before procuring the order.
If you have an open request and found your plant somewhere else-- absolutely no worries! We are all collectors and we share the passion for these plants with you-- we get it! If you could give us a heads up we'd greatly appreciate it. Just send a quick email to: email@example.com with the email subject line containing the words ‘Cancellation’ and the Request # we sent to you in your confirmation email. You do not owe us an explanation :)
Our apologies! At the moment Echeveria Prima Donna is temporarily unavailable for request. This simply means that our cultivating farms are low on stock today for this particular cultivar. Don't worry! Inventory levels change with our farms almost daily. We'd be happy to text you when we have more Echeveria Prima Donna available for request. Simply text PRIMA to 1-833-772-3327 and we'll let you know the moment our farms restock.