Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg'
Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg', Echeveria 'Gloire de Nuremberg', Echeveria 'Pearl of Nuremberg', Echeveria 'Perle von Nuernberg', Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg', Echeveria 'PVN'
Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of thick fleshy leaves that change color from blue-green to gorgeous shades of pink, red, and purple. It is a popular hybrid and one of the most beautiful Echeverias. The rosettes grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. Leaves are rounded, tapering to a point, and covered with a powdery bloom.
Flowers are coral pink with yellow interiors and appear on reddish, up to 1 foot (30 cm) long inflorescences in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeverias are susceptible to mealy bugs. Finally, as with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.
Most Echeverias can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although some are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in potting soil for succulents and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' is a hybrid by the German nurseryman Alfred Gräser and results from a cross between Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metallica' and Echeveria potosina (a form of Echeveria elegans).
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