Echeveria 'Purple Pearl'
Accepted Scientific Name
Echeveria 'Purple Pearl' is a tissue culture release of Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg'. It has the classic shape and size of E. 'Perle von Nürnberg' but a deeper purple tone. The more sun, the more color you get. The attractive rosettes grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, slightly rounded, and pointed. Flowers are coral pink and appear on up to 1 feet (30 cm) tall spikes in summer.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
This succulent results from the propagation of Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' through tissue culture, a method of producing new plants by taking a small portion of a mother plant's cells and growing them out in a controlled environment.
- Back to genus Echeveria
- Succulentopedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus